A CAR burst into flames in the early hours of this morning.

A black BMW was "severely damaged" after bursting into flames this morning.

Firefighters from Redbridge Fire Station rushed to Kendal Avenue after receiving an emergency call shortly after 4am.

A blue MINI parked next to the BMW in the Millbrook area of Southampton was also damaged.

According to Hampshire police, the fire is being treated as suspicious and investigated. 

A police spokesperson said: "We were called at 4.14am today, 15 September, to reports of a BMW on fire outside an address on Kendal Avenue.

"The vehicle was destroyed and damage was caused to a car parked next to it. The fire is being treated as suspicious and will be investigated."

Anyone with information is urged to phone police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44200356648.