A car was deliberately set on fire at Holsworthy Beacon in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, January 9).

A passing ambulance crew saw the vehicle ablaze in a layby on the A388 at 1.40am and called the fire service.

The vehicle was burning so fiercely that it was hard to identify but once the fire was out, firefighters were able to give details to the police.

Investigations into the arson attack are continuing.