NEWS IN BRIEF: Carpet fire raged in skip for hours

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ROTHERHAM firefighters spent two hours tackling blazing carpet in a skip following an arson attack.

Officers were called to Rotherham Road, Parkgate, at 11.45pm on Saturday after a passer-by raised the alarm.

Business burglary

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a business in Wingerworth, near Chesterfield. Thieves broke into Realstone at Bolehill Quarry and stole items from the office. A blue hatchback car was seen pulling into a lay-by shortly before the break-in on Saturday evening.

Blazing vehicle

FIRE crews from Matlock put out a blazing car in a garage in Dale Road, Matlock, at Monday lunchtime. They were alerted at 1.21pm and by 1.52pm the fire was out.

Estate car burned

A PEUGEOT estate car was deliberately set on fire in Middle Hay View, Gleadless, at 8pm on Monday evening. Crews from Mansfield Road station spent 30 minutes at the scene.