Honda motorbike ‘totally destroyed’ in ‘deliberate’ arson attack

An investigation has been launched after a Honda motorcycle was destroyed in what is believed to be a deliberate arson attack.

Police and firefighters were called out to Albert Road in Plymouth at around 12.20am after receiving reports that the bike was alight outside a block of flats.

A statement from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said a crew from Camels Head was sent to tackle the blaze which spread to another motorbike nearby.

The flames were extinguished, but the statement adds: “Unfortunately one motorbike was totally destroyed by the fire.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate and police on scene were dealing with this.”

Devon and Cornwall Police has issued an appeal for witnesses as officers look into the incident.

“Police are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire in Plymouth in the early hours of today, 17 September,” a spokesperson for the force said.

“An officer located the Honda CBR 600 motorcycle on fire in Albert Road around 12.25am and began to tackle the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

“The motorcycle was extensively damaged and the fire spread to an adjacent motorcycle which also sustained damage.

“Police are treating the incident as arson and appealing for any witnesses who saw or heard anything suspicious around Albert Road around the time of the offence to contact them.”

Anyone with information that could help police with their investigation can contact officers by emailing 101@dc.police.uk or calling 101 and quoting crime reference CR/078094/20.

Plymouth Live