VANDALS tried to sabotage a speed camera this morning.

Would-be saboteurs attempted to burn a camera in Overdown Road close to its junction with Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst, at 1.30am after igniting a can of petrol and two tyres which they placed on top of the machine.

But the flames failed to spread and had died down by the time a crew from Dee Road fire station arrived to remove the materials.

Police spokeswoman Michelle Nichols said the camera, which is in a 30mph zone, was undamaged in the attack.