The shell of a burnt-out car has been sitting next to one of the busiest roads in Basingstoke for more than a month. 

On Sunday, the burnt car was spotted by a member of the public as they were walking along the woodland path towards Priestly Road from The Spinny in Rooksdown. 

The car is on the bank of Ringway North A339, completely hidden to drivers on the busy road thanks to the trees.

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The blaze has destroyed the windows, and doors, plus the fire has completely burnt the interior of the vehicle. 

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue said: "Basingstoke crews were called shortly after midnight on Saturday, October 21 to a car which was destroyed in a fire.

Basingstoke Gazette: The burnt out car next to the A339
"Firefighters arrived on the scene near Ringway North, to find the car, which was down a bank, well alight.

"Police were requested to attend to manage the traffic to allow crews to safely access and tackle the blaze.

"Firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reels and specialist foam.

"HIWFRS left the scene and returned to the station at around half one in the morning."

It is not yet known why the car hasn't been removed. 

Hampshire County Council has been approached for comment.