Pigs killed in arson attack at South Yorkshire farm

A number of pigs were killed when a South Yorkshire barn went up on flames in an arson attack.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 11:01 am
Pigs were killed in an arson attack in Barnsley

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

CRIME: Man arrested over shooting on Sheffield estate released by policeFire service investigators returned to the damaged barn this morning and established that it was torched.

COURT: Shoplifter jailed for stealing from shops in Sheffield city centreA South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "Four crews from Cudworth, Dearne, Tankersley and Barnsley attended a fire at a farm on Barnsley Road in Cudworth last night.

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"When the crews arrived, the roof of a barn was well alight. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire using hose reels.

"Several pigs survived the blaze but unfortunately a number of them have died in the incident. There was also extensive damage to the barn.

"Officers are working alongside South Yorkshire Police to investigate the incident, which is currently believed to be deliberate."

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