A CAR which was destroyed by fire in Boscombe on Tuesday night is thought to have been torched.

The fire brigade received several 999 calls about the car ablaze in Hamilton Road at around 11.40pm.

A fire crew from Springbourne found the car well alight when they arrived and had the blaze under control by 11.55pm. Dorset Fire and Rescue said the blaze was thought to have been started deliberately.

Dorset Police were also called to the scene.