A BOAT has been completely devastated as flames ripped through it in a suspected arson attack.

Pictures show the charred remains as firefighters battled to put out the flaming structure late last night.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service scrambled three crews to take on the fire after the pleasure boat was found alight close to The Perch pub in Binsey, Oxford.

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It happened about 10.30pm.

Crews, from Oxford, Abingdon and a boat crew from Kidlington, used a rescue boat to get to the fire and extinguish the flames as it was in a remote location.

A post to the fire services Facebook said 'the cause is believed to be suspicious, and is under investigation'.