A CAR was destroyed after being deliberately set alight in a quiet residential street at Tamworth last night.
Neighbours say the car was well alight under the bonnet and in the rear, with flames starting to rise up the windscreen.
Fire crews extinguished the flames within minutes and the car was later towed from the scene.
It is believed the fire was a targeted crime and could be linked to other offences in the city.
Tamworth detectives are now investigating the matter.
The incident comes the night before the city's Law and Order meeting to discuss acts of crime and anti-social behaviour within the Tamworth District.
The meeting will be held tonight at TRECC from 6pm.