By William Mills
Friday 3 May saw smoke billowing above East Cowes. The popular Isle of Wight destination, renown for its yachting, is situated a few miles off the Hampshire, UK coastline. The fire started at a tyre compound around 4.30 in the afternoon. It quickly caught hold and gutted a telegraph pole before fire crews could reach the scene and bring the blaze under control.
The alleged crime scene was sealed off by Police for forensic examination.