Suspected stolen car on fire after crash into ditch

Norfolk Fire Service fire appliance/ engine

Fire crews were called to Stradsett at 5.23am after a vehicle caught on fire - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A suspected stolen car was on fire after crashing into a ditch in west Norfolk. 

Emergency services received a call at 5.23am on Monday to attend an accident on the A1122 at Stradsett. 

Crews from Downham Market and King's Lynn went to put out a car fire, while the road was closed by police. 

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Police said: "The car was in a ditch and no one was inside the vehicle. It is believed the vehicle, a Peugeot 208, was stolen and enquiries are ongoing."

Fire crews were at the scene for about half an hour and the road was reopened at 6.20am.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "One ambulance and two ambulance officer vehicles were called to Stradsett shortly before 5.30am today following reports of a vehicle on fire. No casualties were found at the scene." 

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