A motorist driving a lost or stolen car ran off when it burst into flames in Tottenham.

Metropolitan Police officers on patrol came across the burning Mercedes around 8.55am on Wednesday, January 12.

Firefighters were called to the scene and put the blaze out by 9.05am.

The driver of the car had fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The car was identified as having been reported lost or stolen.

Police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1556/12Jan.