BREAKING: South Yorkshire man charged over wheelie bin fires

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with nine arson offences after a series of fires were reported in the Wath-upon-Dearne area in the early hours of Friday, 28 June.

The local man is charged with nine counts of arson with intent to endanger life and is remanded in custody to appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Monday, 1 July 2013).

The alleged offences were reported in the Winfield Road, Stump Cross Road and Saville Road areas of Wath-upon-Dearne and involved wheelie bin fires next to vehicles and houses. Nobody was injured but extensive damage was caused to property.

Detectives in Rotherham are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information about the alleged arson offences should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 61 of Friday 28 June, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111