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Pictured: Car set on fire in Belfast's Divis area

A car was set alight in the Divis area of west Belfast after it crashed into railings after being driven "recklessly" in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Firefighters and police dealt with the car which was deliberately set on fire in the Ross Road area of Belfast at around 1.57am.

Police said shortly before 1.30am they received reports of a white Renault Captur driving recklessly along the Ross Road before it crashed into railing.

It was then set alight and abandoned. It is believed four males fled from the scene.

Police said it is also believed this may be linked to a creeper style burglary in the Woodbreda Gardens area of Belfast where a vehicle matching this description was earlier stolen.

One fire appliance was tasked to the scene and the incident was brought under control by 2.20am.

Detectives would ask anyone with information to contact the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 84 of 30/05/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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