Car set on fire after collision

Photo: David Hickin.

A car was set on fire deliberately after a collision this morning, the fire service say.

The emergency services were called to the incident near Middleham, on the road towards Leyburn, at around 5.15am.

The vehicle came to a stop in the middle of the road after hitting the verge.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Leyburn crew attended a car on fire believed to have been caused deliberately.

“Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.”