Garden shed is set alight and destroyed in Portsmouth

Wallet taken from vehicle

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ARSON is the suspected cause of a shed fire.

The blaze was spotted at 4.30am on Saturday by a neighbour in a house in the road behind the property the shed was in.

Firefighters from Cosham were at the shed, in Court Lane, within minutes.

Watch manager Jim Tickner said: ‘The cause of the fire is doubtful.

‘It was someone from the house backing on to it who first spotted it and called us.

‘The shed was 100 per cent destroyed by the fire but, fortunately, it did not spread to the house.

‘It did damage the garden fence though.

‘The owners, an elderly couple, were a bit shaken up and the person who called us was in a bit of a panic.’

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.