Police release E-fits of men wanted over arson attacks in Rotherham

Man wanted over spate of arson attacks in Rotherham

Man wanted over spate of arson attacks in Rotherham

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Detectives investigating a spate of arson attacks in Rotherham have released two more E-fits in a bid to trace the culprits.

Since the end of May, five arson attacks have been reported in Rawmarsh.

Man wanted over spate of arson attacks in Rawmarsh

Man wanted over spate of arson attacks in Rawmarsh

Vehicles have been set alight on George Place, Brameld Road and Albert Road.

At around 11.55pm on Saturday, June 20, a member of the public approached police officers on patrol and reported that two men, believed to be in their 20s, were riding through the area on BMX bikes.

It is alleged that one of the men had a petrol bomb in his hand.

Officers later found a smashed bottle and a scorch mark on an access road to the Roundwood Golf Course, near to Green Lane, Rawmarsh.

Sergeant John Morris said: “Our enquiries into this series of arsons continue in earnest and we are determined to catch those individuals responsible for these attacks.

“We are very grateful to the local community for their patience and I’d encourage anyone with information or with concerns to report it to officers.”

In the most recent incident - at 3am on Wednesday, June 24 - a white Toyota Supra was set alight in Albert Road.

Witnesses reported hearing breaking glass and seeing a man fleeing the scene on a mountain bike.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.