Man in custody following arson attack at Sheffield Council depot

A man wanted in connected with an arson attack at Sheffield Council contractor Amey's Olive Grove Depot has been found.

Thursday, 13th December 2018, 17:43 pm
Updated Friday, 14th December 2018, 07:31 am
Police supplied picture of Simon Broad.

Detectives wanted to speak to 46-year-old Simon Broad after a flammable object was thrown inside the depot at around 6pm on Monday.

South Yorkshire Police said he was now in police custody.

Police supplied picture of Simon Broad.

Darren Butt, account director at Streets Ahead, Amey, said it would carry out a review into its security measures following the incident.

He said: 'Thanks to the quick actions of our operatives, the fire was extinguished and fortunately none of our employees were injured.The perpetrator fled and the police are investigating.

'There is some fire damage to the building but it remans safe for use. 'In the meantime, everyone has been reminded to be extra vigilant in and around the depot and to report any suspicious activity immediately.

'Staff safety remains our utmost priority and we will review on- site access in light of this incident.'

 Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 646 of December 10.