By Clare Mccarthy For Mailonline
Published: 20:55 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 20:59 BST, 10 September 2020
A 5G mast in West Yorkshire was set on fire in the early hours of this morning as conspiracy theorists claim that the high-speed network is linked to the Covid outbreak.
Police and fire services were called to reports of a burning mast on Otley Road in Bradford at around 3.39am on Thursday.
Firefighters fought hard to extinguish the flames which had engulfed the phone mast.
A 5G phone mast was set on fire on Otley Road in Bradford at around 3.39am today as conspiracy theorists claim that the high-speed network is linked to the Covid outbreak
The mast was destroyed in the fire, which left it burnt and melted near the top, and the structure was toppled using a crane at around 1pm today.
The mast was cut into sections before being removed.
Police are appealing for witnesses and are investigating the incident as a suspected arson attack.
The fire comes following a series of suspected arson attacks on 5G masts