Arsonists responsible for torching dozens of vehicles in Sheffield suburb

Arsonists set fire to 26 vehicles in a Sheffield suburb in one year, new figures reveal.

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 7:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 7:53 am
Firefighters have dealt with dozens of vehicle fires in a Sheffield suburb

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue records reveal there were 26 vehicle fires in Fox Hill between April 2015 and May 2016.

Three motorbikes, two vans and and 21 cars were torched in the arson attacks,

A fire service spokeswoman said: “We treat all acts of arson extremely seriously and are working closely with South Yorkshire Police to identify those responsible.

"Incidents such as these take up a large amount of our resources when they could be needed at genuine life-threatening emergencies.

“If residents have any information about people starting fires in their area, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”