A MERCEDES was burnt out in Whitefield after developing an electrical fault.

Firefighters were unable to prevent the Mercedes SLK being destroyed after it started burning outside some residential flats on April 28.

Crews attended the blaze in Wentworth Court, Whitefield, at about 11pm and extinguished the fire within an hour.

They determined the cause to have been an electrical fault after ruling out the possibility it was started deliberately.