ARSON is suspected after a brand new motorcycle was completely destroyed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning near Shirwell. Police said the machine, believed to be an AJS 125cc model, had been left in a gateway following a road traffic collisi

ARSON is suspected after a brand new motorcycle was completely destroyed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning near Shirwell.Police said the machine, believed to be an AJS 125cc model, had been left in a gateway following a road traffic collision and subsequently set alight. The initial collision is not thought to have been serious.A fire crew from Barnstaple attended but all they could do was dampen down the remains. It is estimated £1,300 of damage was caused.Anyone who saw anything suspicious before the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact police on 08452 777444, quoting reference CB/08/2440.W