Investigations are under way after a moped was stolen from the back garden of a home and later found "totally destroyed" after being set on fire.

Police are seeking witnesses and are appealing for information after a black Yamaha moped was stolen in Lowestoft and later discovered ablaze.

With the moped "stolen and set alight in Lowestoft", a police spokesman said: "The black Yamaha moped was stolen from a back garden in Sussex Road, and was found early this morning (Tuesday, November 14) at about 5.25am off St Margaret's Road along a pathway near railway tracks."

Firefighters from Lowestoft South fire station were alerted following reports of a vehicle fire on St Margarets Road at 4.59am.

They spent over 20 minutes tackling the blaze, with the scene cleared at 5.23am.

The police spokesman added: "Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service notified Suffolk police as the bike was totally destroyed."

If you saw who took the moped or have any information after this stolen moped was set on fire, please contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference number 37/66187/23 via 101.