7 Cars Torched In Barnsley

Police are hunting arsonists after 7 cars were torched in Royston near Barnsley.

It happened in the early hours of this morning, Friday 17 June, at approximately 2.15am.

It is believed seven vehicles were set on fire in the Cross Lane area of Royston and it is thought the offences are linked due to their close proximity.

South Yorkshire Police are working closely with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and enquiries continue.

DCI Sean Middleton of South Yorkshire Police said: “This is a concerning but isolated incident, as yet no specific motive has been identified.

“A team of detectives are investigating and over the forthcoming days there will be increased uniformed patrols in the area.

“I appeal for members of the community, who may have any information relating to the incident to please contact South Yorkshire Police on: 0114 2202020, or alternatively please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.”