ARSON is suspected after a car was set ablaze in Templecombe early this morning (Tuesday).

One fire engine from Wincanton was called to the incident in Bowden Lane just before 3am and arrived to find the car well alight.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets but the car was completely destroyed.

A fire spokesman confirmed that the cause is thought to be deliberate.