Police probe spate of arson attacks in Doncaster village parks

Over the last 8 weeks, there have been 7 reported incidents of suspected arson at community parks in the Rossington area.
Over the last 8 weeks, there have been 7 reported incidents of suspected arson at community parks in the Rossington area.

Officers are investigating a spate of arson attacks in a number of Doncaster community parks, one of which sustained so much damage all of the play equipment had to be removed.

Over the last 8 weeks, there have been 7 reported incidents of suspected arson at community parks in the Rossington area.

Over the last 8 weeks, there have been 7 reported incidents of suspected arson at community parks in the Rossington area.

Over the last 8 weeks, there have been 7 reported incidents of suspected arson at community parks in the Rossington area.

One park at Atlee Lane has sustained so much damage that all of the equipment has had to be removed.

PCSO Mike Clarke from Rossington’s Local Policing Team said: “As you can see from the pictures, our local parks are being deliberately damaged and set on fire and in some cases, this has meant the parks have had to be completely dismantled.

“The parks are there for the local community, for families with small children – the recklessness shown by whoever

is committing these crimes is worrying as it shows a clear disregard for property or personal safety.

“Fires put lives at risk and this senseless vandalism must stop. We believe there are people in the community who know who is doing this, whether that is a single person or a group.

“Please, call police and tell us what you know, before someone gets seriously hurt.

“If you would rather not provide your details, you can give information to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”

You can pass information to Rossington officers by calling 101 or emailing enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 1155 of 8/12/2016.