A VAN was left destroyed by fire after it was believed to have been torched.
Firefighters were called to the scene in Emsworth Road, North End, at about 4.30am on Sunday.
Two crews from Southsea had to use two hose reels and breathing apparatus to bring the blazing vehicle under control.
They spent about an hour at the scene. Nobody is thought to have been hurt during the incident.
Anyone with any information should contact the police on 0845 0454545, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.