A SPEED camera which set alight on the A35 has sparked a police investigation.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service were called to Chideock Hill this morning at around 2.15am. 

A crew from Bridport Fire Station extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet.

The situation was brought under control by 2.40am. 

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We did attend to assist Dorset Fire and Rescue.

"It is being treated as criminal damage."

Police are now investigating the cause of the fire.