Arsonists strike five times overnight across Sheffield

Arsonists torched four vehicles and a large bin across Sheffield overnight.

By Lee Peace
Thursday, 11 July, 2019, 09:10

Their trail of destruction began in Leighton Road, Gleadless, when a moped was set alight at 7.30pm last night. Firefighters spent about 20 minutes at the scene.

An industrial bin was set on fire in Leverton Gardens, Sharrow, 45 minutes later. A crew from Rivelin Fire Station dealt with the blaze.

A vehicle went up in flames in Handsworth Grange Road, Handsworth, at just after midnight.

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Parkway Station firefghters extinguished the fire.

A VW Golf was set alight in Shirehall Road, Shiregreen, at 2.30am this morning. A crew from Elm Lane Fire Station dealt with the incident.

A short distance away an Audi A3 was torched in Pear Tree Road, Shiregreen, about 30 minutes later. Firefighters from Rivelin Station put the blaze out.