Several people were injured when they were forced to jump out of a window to flee a fire that is believed to have been started deliberately in Cookham. 

Emergency services were called to Malik's Restaurant in High Street at around 1.45am this morning to reports of a fire. 

Six men and one woman who were in property above the restaurant suffered injuries when they were forced to jump out of the first and second floor windows to escape the blaze. 

One of the men, aged in his twenties, suffered a serious leg injury and was treated at Wexham Park Hospital.

The other injured people received medical treatment at the scene.

Police believe the fire may have been "targeted" at the property and urged anyone with information to come forward. 

Investigating officer Det Con Rachel Kluger, from Maidenhead Force CID, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this serious incident, in which several of the injured people had jumped to the ground from first and second floor windows to escape the fire.

"Detectives are investigating the circumstances of what happened in what appears to have been a fire targeted at this property, however we are keeping an open mind regarding a motive.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at around 1.45am who noticed anything suspicious, or anyone who has any information about what happened, to contact police.

"I can appreciate incidents of this nature can be distressing for people in the local community and anyone who has any concerns can speak to an officer in the area or call 101 to speak to a member of the local neighbourhood team."

Sutton Road was closed at the junction with High Street and a scenewatch was in place in the area but has since been lifted.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

To give information anonymously, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.