Double arson attack on former Sheffield pub

The Forum public house at Wincobank
The Forum public house at Wincobank
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A derelict pub was targeted by arsonists twice in just a few hours.

Firefighters attended the closed Forum pub on Sandstone Road , Wincobank, at 6.45pm on Sunday and then again at 12.50am on Monday.

Shane Toulson, watch manager at Elm Lane station, said crews managed to stop the second fire, which was on the first floor, from spreading.

He added: “There is quite substantial damage to a section of the roof.

“This was the second deliberate fire at the pub in just five hours.”