Three arrested after police cars deliberately set alight

Date published: 01 April 2019 11:35
Dated: 01 April 2019 12:31:22

Three men are currently in custody after two police cars were deliberately set alight in the early hours of this morning (Monday 1 April).

At around 2.10am, it was reported that two cars, which have been completely destroyed, were on fire outside Goldthorpe Police Station.

Three Barnsley men, aged 35, 18 and 33, were arrested shortly after on suspicion of causing criminal damage and arson and remain in custody at this time.

Chief Inspector Mark James, from Barnsley, said: “This reckless incident has left two operational police cars extensively damaged and behaviour like this will not be tolerated.

“Thankfully, no one was injured but the fire has also caused damage to the side of the police station and a council van. Officers worked quickly after the incident to carry out enquiries and these enquiries are continuing today.

“I’d like to ask anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information, to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 56 of 1 April 2019.

“You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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