A blaze caused thousands of pounds' worth of damage to a women's clothes shop in Crawley last night.

Stock was damaged on both floors of the Evans store in Parkside, Queens Square, and the building was severely smoke damaged.

The blaze started just before midnight when vandals set fire to a nearby wheelie bin and the flames spread to the shop's flat roof.

More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze, which is being investigated today by police and the fire brigade.

Crews from Horley, Horsham, Turners Hill and Crawley brought the blaze under control in just under two hours.