Firefighters alerted to blazing car in Melton

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Firefighters were alerted after a car caught fire on the outskirts of Melton on Saturday evening.

A crew from Melton station attended the scene of the incident, which was on the Mill House Nurseries site off the A607 Leicester Road.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We got the call at 7.24pm.

“There was a vehicle fire 300 metres from the roadway in a freshly ploughed field.”

Firefighters fought the blaze, which was believed to have been started deliberately.