Arsonists hunted over blazes across South Yorkshire

Firefighters were busy over the Bank Holiday weekend
Firefighters were busy over the Bank Holiday weekend

Arsonists wreaked havoc starting fires across South Yorkshire.

They torched a Ford Fiesta in Samuel Road, Norfolk Park at 1.50am today and a Volkswagen Golf in Billingley Lane, Middlecliffe, Barnsley, at 1.10am.

Last night, a Vauxhall Astra was set on fire in Limb Lane, Dore, Sheffield and on Sunday a car was set alight in Vicar Lane, Woodhouse and a Ford Fiesta was torched in Park Road, Barnsley.

Firefighters dealt with a Volkswagen Golf fired in Colley Road, Shiregreen, Sheffield, on Saturday night and a Toyota set alight in Coronation Road, Stainforth, Doncaster, earlier in the day.

Investigations are also underway into a number of other recent arson attacks including a wheelie bin set alight in Victoria Road, Edlington, Doncaster; a tree set on fire in New Street, Dinnington, Rotherham; a hedge fired in Green Lane, Instoneville, Doncaster and garden waste set alight in Albert Road, Heeley, Sheffield.

A fire was started in an industrial skip in Oaks Lane, Kendray, Barnsley and piles of rubbish were set alight in a derelict building in Kelham Island, Sheffield; in Hopewell Street, Stairfoot, Barnsley; in an empty garage in Halliwell Crescent, Parson Cross, Sheffield and in a derelict building in Shiregreen Lane, Shiregreen, Sheffield.

Grassland was also set alight in Pearson Crescent, Wombwell, Barnsley.

Anyone with information call South Yorkshire Police on 101.