AN ARSON investigation has been launched after two fires which caused a coffee shop to close.

Two fires were discovered near the Costa Coffee drive-thru site at Basingstoke Leisure Park at around 4am on Friday - one was at the rear of the outlet and another was in the bin shed area of the coffee shop.

Firefighters were at the scene for around 90 minutes.

Police have now begun an arson probe with the Costa Coffee branch taped off over the weekend for investigation works.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190178072.