40 strong gang steal Doncaster fence and set it on fire

Police tape.
Police tape.

Police in Doncaster are investigating a suspected arson following reports a fence was stolen and set alight.

At around 7.40pm on Tuesday 4 November, it is reported that a group of youths dismantled a fence at the rear of a property in Wilberforce Road, Clay Lane.

The fencing, as well as other blocks of wood from the vicinity, was taken to the grassed area to the rear of Wilberforce Road and set alight.

The fire was only metres away from one of the properties.

Around 40 youths are believed to have been involved in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1030 of 4 November 2014, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.