A post mortem is to take place today

Gardaí are investigating after a body was found in a car at Inniscarra near Ballincollig in Co Cork.

The alarm was raised at around 6.15pm yesterday, when a car was discovered on fire in a field off the R618 Inniscarra road.

Cork County Fire Services put out the fire.

The body was found inside the car, but hasn't been identified.

A post-mortem is expected to be carried out this afternoon.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who travelled along the R618 Inniscarra road between approximately 5.30pm and 6.15pm yesterday - or can assist with their enquiries - to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station at 021-4946-200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

Gardaí say the outcome of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.