Police appeal to find 'disgraceful' Sheffield arsonists after 11 vehicles torched

Police have appealed for anyone with information about an 'extremely dangerous' spate of car arson attacks in Sheffield to come forward.

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 3:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 1:46 pm
One of the damaged vehicles

Eleven vehicles, including cars and vans, were torched on Friday night and the early hours of Saturday morning in a three-hour wrecking spree in the Parson Cross and Southey areas.

Superintendent Robert Chapman, commander for the area, has said: “This is a disgraceful series of criminal damage on vehicles belonging to hard-working people.

Steve and Susan had their car destroyed

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“Someone, somewhere knows who is responsible for these crimes, and I am appealing for anyone with information about these attacks to come forward.”

It is believed the arsons were started by accelerant being sprayed into the back of the targeted vehicles.

The incidents started around 11.30pm on Friday night and lasted for about three hours.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Enquires are still ongoing and anyone who has information relating to these arsons is urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident 1327 of 7 October, or to alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

One of the damaged vehicles

Thousands of pounds of damage was caused, with several of the vehicles almost completely destroyed.

The incidents happened on Herries Road, Barrie Crescent and Morgan Road.

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One of the damaged vehicles
Steve and Susan had their car destroyed
One of the damaged vehicles
One of the damaged vehicles
One of the damaged vehicles