TWO boats have been destroyed by fire at Hythe Quay, Colchester.

Crews from Colchester, Brightlingsea and Clacton tackled the blaze, which is being treated as suspicious and broke out around 4pm, today, Sunday August 16.

They spent about an hour tackling the flames but the boats could not be saved.

The  owners were not on the scene at the time and efforts are being made to try to trace them.

See Monday's Gazette for the full story.