A VAN fire is being investigated as arson, police have confirmed.

The van was badly damaged in Calbroke Road, Britwell on Sunday, when it went up in flames around 4am.

A police spokesperson said: "The van fire was reported to us and we are investigating the incident as arson."

A member of the public, who did not wish to be named, told this newspaper she believed the fire was related to tool thefts from vans in the area.

Anyone with any information about the incident should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 and quote reference 43170109476.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

No arrests have been made at this time.