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Vehicles set on fire in arsonists’ spree

ARSONISTS are believed to be responsible for a series of vehicle fires.

A motorbike was set alight on Mortimers Way, Wybourn, and a Vauxhall Corsa was burning on East Bank Way, Arbourthorne, both on Monday evening. Firefighters also tackled a Peugeot 306 ablaze on Britain Street, Thurnscoe, and a Vauxhall Astra on fire at Spotswood, Gleadless Valley, the same night.

In Worksop, a moped was stolen from the railway station and set alight on a public footpath.

Helicopter search

SOUTH Yorkshire Police helicopter searched for a vehicle involved in two collisions in quick succession in the Parkgate area of Rotherham. Police said inquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle after the incidents at around 1pm on Sunday.

Minutes earlier, the chopper had helped to search for a suspect who committed theft from a motor vehicle in Wybourn, Sheffield.

Shops pass test

TEENAGE volunteers visited 18 off licences in and around Mosborough and Woodhouse to look for traders serving alcohol to underage customers. All the shops passed the test last Friday night.

Another 13 shops were visited to check for fireworks being sold to children. All passed.

Cooker blaze

FAT and grease which built up inside a cooker caused a fire at a house on Lismore Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield. The flames were out on arrival but the house had to be ventilated at 8.40pm on Monday.

Cannabis discovery

A POLICE probe is underway after officers discovered cannabis plants growing at a house on Wordsworth Close in Parson Cross, Sheffield. South Yorkshire Police said the plants were found by officers making ‘routine inquiries’ at the address.

Faulty television

A FAULTY TV caused a small fire at a house on Dundas Road, Tinsley, Sheffield, at 10.30pm on Monday.

Shed set on fire

A SHED was set on fire on Low Grange Road, Thurnscoe. Firefighters attended the blaze at 7.45pm on Monday.