Arson attack damages flats in Rotherham village

An arson attack caused damage to a block of flats in a Rotherham village this morning.


A pile of rubbish was set alight and the flames spread to a nearby outbuilding then to the exterior of a neighbouring block of flats.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze in St Edmund’s Avenue, Thurcroft, at 1.15am.

They spent an hour at the scene.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.