Arson squad investigates shed fire

Arson squad detectives believe a fire which destroyed most of Barbagallo competitor Scott Topping and his father Paul’s possessions is suspicious.

A FIRE in a shed, which destroyed Barbagallo competitor Scott Topping’s racing trophies, photos and memorabilia, is being investigated by the arson squad.

On Friday WA Police said the fire on Wednesday, 14 March was being treated as suspicious and investigators would like to speak to anyone who was in area around the time of the fire, or earlier in the evening who saw any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles.

Emergency services were called to an Ashton Rd property in Bullsbrook about 9.35pm, where they discovered a shed on fire.

The fire destroyed most of Scott and his father Paul Topping’s possessions, including – a 125ccGP, two 150cc Hondas and a 600cc and three dirt bikes along with racing gear as well as a Harley, a Falcon GT, several other cars, tools and equipment.

A police spokeswoman said the fire had caused damage estimated at $250,000.

She said anyone with any information was asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at

Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

Meanwhile, a Go Fund Me page set up by Michelle Gapes from the Historic Competition Motorcycle Club for the Toppings has so far raised about $4755.

If you can help or know of anyone who can help the Toppings contact the Historic Competition Motorcycle Racing Club on Facebook or Michelle Gapes at

To make a donation go to

Call to support Barbagallo rider after fire