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A Mercedes-Benz convertible was destroyed by fire near Hampton Lane, Brook

A luxury car was destroyed in a fire in the middle of the countryside.

The Mercedes-Benz convertible was found burning 400 metres off the road last night.

Firefighters were called out to the blaze, off Hampton Lane, Brook, just after 11pm.

A fire brigade 4x4 vehicle had to be used to reach it because it was so far off the road.

An Ashford Fire Station spokesman said: “The car was abandoned on a bridleway so we needed a 4x4 to reach it. It was certainly an expensive type.”

The 4x4 from the Hythe retained fire station joined one crew from Ashford to deal with the incident.

The cause of the is not yet confirmed but police were called to investigate.

This type of car is considered to be particularly high range.

A three-year-old second hand Mercedes convertible can cost around £20,000. The most expensive brand new model would be nearly £200,000.

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