Investigation launched after pigs die in arson attack on South Yorkshire barn

Pictured is Bleach Croft Farm, Barnsley Road, Cudworth,the scene of an arson attack in which a number of pigs died. Picture: Steve Ellis
Pictured is Bleach Croft Farm, Barnsley Road, Cudworth,the scene of an arson attack in which a number of pigs died. Picture: Steve Ellis
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An investigation is underway after a number of pigs were killed when a South Yorkshire barn went up in flames in an arson attack.

The blaze broke out at a farm on Barnsley Road, Cudworth, at 7.30pm yesterday and firefighters spent five hours tackling the flames.

Fire service investigators returned to the damaged barn this morning and established that it was torched.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 861 of May 15.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.