SHIRLEY High street was closed after a fire completely destroyed a motorcycle.

Firefighters from Redbridge fire station rushed to the scene of the fire after receiving an emergency call at 6.19pm.

Daily Echo:

One side of Shirley High Street was closed by emergency services near to the Park Street traffic lights.

Daily Echo:

One witness said: "I was working when I saw a big fire outside the shop. There were lots of police, an ambulance and some firefighters. I was scared because I thought the petrol tank was going to explode."

Motorists were advised to find alternative routes.