FIREFIGHTERS were called to an act of arson on a vehicle this evening (Sunday).

A crew from Newport was called to St George's Down in Newport at 5.13pm.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "This evening we were called to reports of a large fire seen on St George’s down.

"This turned out to be a car fire that was deliberately set.

"One small car was completely destroyed by what is believed to be an act of arson, and police have now been informed. We left the scene at 6.18pm."