Blazes wreck garden sheds

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FLAMES from two bins set alight in a garden on Monteney Crescent, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, spread to an outhouse, and crews were called out to several seats of fire on grassland at Hollings Lane, Thrybergh, Rotherham.

In Staveley police are hunting aged 12-15 spotted near Mastin Moor Community Gardens on Shuttlewood Road moments before the site went up in flames in an arson attack. Firefighters found an area of grassland engulfed in flames.

A dismantled shed and fence panels were found burning on Holland Road, Chesterfield, and a skip went up in flames on Newbold Road in the town.

Police in Chesterfield are urging residents to report suspicious behaviour following a spate of arson attacks.

Officers say several nuisance fires have been started in the Blacksmiths Lane and Allpits Road areas of Calow.