Hide your bin from firebugs

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Residents in Ardsley, Barnsley, have been urged to hide their wheelie bins – to make them more difficult for arsonists to torch.

Leaflets have been delivered to homes in the area after a spate of “highly dangerous” wheelie bin fires.

Sgt John Crapper of Kendray and Worsbrough Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The theft and subsequent burning of wheelie bins is fortunately rare but it is inconvenient to the householder.”

Barnsley arson intervention officer Simon Brookes said: “We can hopefully reduce wheelie bin fires in the area.”