A garden shed was razed to the ground on an allotment.

Firefighters from Roedean station were called to the blaze on an allotment at the top of Whitehawk Road at 9.15pm last night.

The battle to put out the flames took crews nearly two hours because of the difficulty in accessing the fire and water from butts in neighbouring patches had to be used to help extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were inundated with calls about the incident which was extremely visible due to its position on the hill.

It is believed the fire was started with a discarded barbeque.