A CAR has been destroyed in an arson attack in Taunton.

Firefighters attended the scene on Cheddon Lawns in Cheddon Fitzpaine at 5.48am this morning (Monday, December 4).

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: "On arrival our crews confirmed there was one vehicle well alight and got to work using breathing apparatus and extinguishing it with a hose reel jet.

"The cause of this fire was deliberate and Avon and Somerset Police have been informed."