Police issue appeal as man remains at large after setting fuel on fire at Netherthorpe petrol station, Sheffield

Police are hunting an arsonist who set fuel on fire while a taxi driver was refuelling his vehicle in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 5:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th June 2022, 5:18 pm

It is reported that on April 13 between 11.20pm and 11.40pm, the taxi driver attended the Shell service station on Netherthorpe Road to refuel his vehicle when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette.

The man then leaned over the fuel nozzle and lit the fuel alight, causing the vehicle and pump to be engulfed in flames and resulting in a significant damage to the vehicle and the petrol pump.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot behind the station as the fire was extinguished by staff.

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Police in Sheffield have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection to an incident of arson at a Sheffield petrol station.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

South Yorkshire Police has now released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to as they believe he may be able to assist with enquiries.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident number 1086 of April 13.