A CAR was set on fire in a Colchester street last night.

Firefighters were called to Gladstone Road just after 11pm.

When they arrived the car was completely alight, and it took them about half an hour to put it out.

Police were called to the scene as the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Police were contacted by the fire service shortly after 11pm on Friday, May 15 with reports of a car fire at Gladstone Road in Colchester.

"Officers attended and determined that a blue Suzuki had been set alight deliberately. Enquiries are continuing.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101."