A man awoke to find his car engulfed in flames in a deliberate fire-raising incident in South Ayrshire.
The owner of a white Audi car woke to find it alight outside a house in Kilmarnock Road, Monkton, at around 2.30am on Friday.
Emergency services attended and the flames were extinguished but the vehicle was extensively damaged.
Detective Constable Stuart McCulloch said: “Whilst we believe that this car was specifically targeted, the fact is that if it had not been noticed, the fire could have spread to the house and the other homes and property nearby and someone may have been injured.
“Officers are checking local and private CCTV in the area and carrying out door-to-door inquiries, however, would appeal to anyone who may have seen either a car or people acting suspiciously in the area this morning to get in touch.”
There was no damage to the house.