A CAR has been completely destroyed after a suspected arson attack in Taunton.

It is believed the arsonist went about causing havoc in the Winckworth Way around of Taunton, burning trees and hedges and destroying a silver Ford Focus. 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews were called to the fire at around 4.43am this morning (Sunday). 

Crews used a hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus wearers to extinguish the fire that is believed to have been started deliberately. 

A second fire engine was sent to deal with a series of small fires in the surrounding area involving trees and hedges that are believed to have been caused by the same arsonist. 

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