Mercedes catches fire on M275

Firefighters were alerted to the car fire on the M275
Firefighters were alerted to the car fire on the M275

Portsmouth coastguard called to reports of a body near Chichester

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A CAR caught fire while travelling along the M275.

A man was driving his dark grey Mercedes out of Portsmouth when he heard a bang come from the engine.

He pulled over in Tipner Lane, only to discover the engine was on fire. He dialled 999 and Cosham fire crews came to sort out the situation.

The car was badly damaged. The incident happened at 6.40pm on Saturday.