Police are treating a van fire in the early hours of this morning on the outskirts of Exeter as arson.
A white Citroen Relay van was completely destroyed in the blaze on a rural road near Farringdon in East Devon at 3.30am.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire and are appealing to anyone who may have seen an suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact them.
When a fire crew from Exeter’s Middlemoor arrived at the scene on a road just off the A3052 between Denbow Cross and Farringdon they found the van well alight.
Fire officials subsequently requested police assistance believing the cause to be suspicious.
Officers were at the scene until around 4.25am and their investigation continues.
The van is registered to a local address.
Anyone with any information that could help is urged to phone the police on 101, quoting log number 185 of 1/3/14.