Arsonists strike across the area

Arsonists strike across the area

By Antony Clay | 13/03/2017

Arsonists strike across the area

ARSONISTS have targeted vehicles and other property in a series of attacks over the weekend.

A Toyota Yaris car was torched on Fenton Road in Kimberworth Park on Sunday.

A Rotherham fire crew was called just before 8pm last night and spent half-an-hour tackling the burning vehicle.

In the early hours of Monday morning, a Ford Focus was deliberately targeted on Tudor Street in Thurnscoe.

A fire crew was called out at 1.05am and spent almost 40 minutes at the scene.

Over the weekend there were other arson attacks across the district.

On Friday night at 10.30pm, two fire crews were called to a burning skip by the M1 motorway between junctions 33 and 32 near Whiston and spent almost an hour bringing it under control.

On Saturday, a Suzuki 4x4 vehicle was set ablaze on Greasbrough Lane in Rawmarsh which took firefighters, who were called out at 2.50pm, half-an-hour to bring under control.

At 7.20pm on Saturday, three fire engines were called to tackle a burning shed on an allotments at Chapel Lane in Thurnscoe which was ignited deliberately.

The fire crews stayed at the scene until 11pm but no-one was injured.