Car, tyres and bins set alight in South Yorkshire arson attacks

Firefighters dealt with a number of blazes across South Yorkshire on Wednesday night and Thursday morning after a car, tyres and wheelie bins were set alight.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:07 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 5:54 pm

Crews in Sheffield were alerted to a blaze on Southey Avenue, Southey, at 7.40pm on Wednesday and found two wheelie bins on fire.

Three hours later firefighters in the city dealt with a a Volkswagen Passat found burning on Whitehouse Lane, Walkley.

And at 3am on Thursday, a number of tyres were found alight on Southey Green Road, Southey Green.

Firefighters dealt with a series of arson attacks across South Yorkshire last night and in the early hours of this morning

The night before, Doncaster firefighters spent two hours dealing with a number of tyres set on fire on Armthorpe Lane, Barnby Dun.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the arsonists responsible to call them on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.