Fire has ripped through London’s Cutty Sark ship causing extensive damage. Amateur footage showed flames leaping high into the air on the 19th century tea clipper, moored as a tourist attraction in south east London.
Eight fire crews were called to the scene near Greenwich at around 5am. Police have confirmed the fire is being treated as suspicious.
Half of the Cutty Sark was away from the site undergoing a 35 million Euro renovation – but much of the original structure has been devastated by the fire.
Cutty Sark made its first voyage on February 16, 1870, travelling to Shangai to transport tea. The 138-year-old ship has been moored in London since 1951.