Car set alight in Rainham

Askwith Road. Picture: Google Maps

Askwith Road. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

A car was set on fire in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Fire crews were called to Askwith Road, Rainham, at 4am and found a Smart car ablaze.

The fire was brought under control in half an hour.

Police also attended the scene, and forensic teams were seen taking samples from the car.

A large stretch of Upper Rainham Road was closed off for most of yesterday morning following a road traffic collision at about 1.50am.

More to follow.