FIREFIGHTERS were called to South Benfleet following reports of a car wing mirror alight.

A passer-by raised the alarm at around 1am this morning , December 12.

Andy Bicknell, of Rayleigh Weir fire crew, said: “We spoke to the owner and he confirmed that there was no electricity going to the mirror, so it is a bit of mystery.”

The Mercedes van, parked outside the owners home in Watlington Road, sustained damage to part of its roof.