NEWS IN BRIEF: M1 lanes closed for barrier work

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SAFETY barrier work is to be carried out on the M1 in South Yorkshire overnight on Monday into Tuesday next week.

Repairs are planned between junction 35a at Stocksbridge and junction 36 at Tankersley.

Two lanes will be closed on the northbound stretch from 8pm on Monday until 6am on Tuesday.

Fuel theft suspects

TWO suspects were arrested on suspicion of stealing fuel from lorries parked up in laybys along the A1 after staff from the South Yorkshire Police helicopter carried out spot checks and spotted a suspicious vehicle hidden in a field.

The vehicle drove off and was followed into West Yorkshire, where the arrests were made.

Arsonists fire bins

A LITTER bin was set alight in an arson attack on Littleworth Lane, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, on the same night a wheelie bin was targeted on Gleadless Road, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. Both were reported on Tuesday.