Truck Loaded With Rubbish On Fire In Sandown Sparks Arson Investigation

Police were called a vehicle on fire in Sandown during the early hours of this morning (Sunday). Police were alerted to the blaze on Leed Street at 12.42am. Officers arrived on scene and found a truck that was loaded with rubbish well alight.

The fire service were not far behind and quickly brought the fire under control before it could spread. A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said:

"The vehicle has been recovered as it has been destroyed and was a danger to the public and other road users. "We are treating this incident as arson and enquires are on-going." An officer from the Isle of Wight Police Service said:

"The smell hit hard on the throat and I took refuge behind the fire engine."