Fenton street arson attack sees six wheelie bin fires in three hours
FIREFIGHTERS attended six deliberately started wheelie bin fires in Fenton during the early hours of this morning- prompting officials to issue stark warnings.
The fires are believed to have been started by the same person after all occurred on Goldenhill Road between 3.44am and 5.58am.
It comes only a few days after a man died in a Walsall fire deliberately started in a wheelie bin outside his house.
Longton Station Manager Ian Read said: "It’s not funny or clever to start any fire deliberately and the people who have done this need to realise they endangered many lives last night – including their own.
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“Luckily, none of the fires were able to develop into serious incidents however arson is still a crime and is treated as such, regardless of seriousness.”
An investigation into the fires is underway and Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
House to house inquiries are being carried out and investigating officer, PC Sean Woodward from Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT), is urging anyone with information to contact 101 quoting incident number 55 of October 9.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.