TWO mopeds were torched in an alleyway in Scarborough, firefighters believe.

Fire crews were called to the incident in an alleyway behind Esplanade Gardens in Scarborough shortly after 8pm yesterday.

The mopeds sustained fire damage, as did an adjacent garage door and a number of wheelie bins.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire fire service said: "The cause is believed to be deliberate."

Crews used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to put out the flames.