A CAR was badly damaged in a suspected arson attack in the early hours.

Firefighters were sent to the incident in Kingswood Road, Crewkerne, shortly after 1am today (Friday).

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "On arrival, the incident commander confirmed that one car was well alight and got crews to work using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

"The fire caused approximately 50% damage to the car. Police were also informed as this incident was believed to have been deliberate."