A Jeep was destroyed by fire in a Weymouth street during the early hours of this morning.

Dorset Police said the cause of the fire, which happened on Canberra Crescent, is believed to be suspicious and investigations are ongoing.

A spokesman for the force said: "We were called around 1.28am by the fire service to a vehicle fire.

"Officers attended the scene. The cause is believed to be suspicious.

"No arrests have been made at this stage. If anyone has information they can contact us on 101 quoting incident number 55190181693."

A nearby property suffered smoke damage as a result of the blaze, which saw a crew of firefighters from Weymouth called out just before 1am today (Monday).

A spokesman for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: " We were called at around 00.56 to a vehicle alight on Canberra Crescent in Weymouth.

"One hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire.

"No buildings caught light but smoke damage was caused to an adjacent property.

"The fire was out around 1.42am. There are no records of any casualties."