Doncaster arson attack police probe after deliberate bin fire spreads

High Street, Mexborough
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The police are currently searching for suspects after an arson attack at a shop in Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Police were called at 9.14pm on May 17 to reports of a group of people using an accelerant to set a bin alight at the back of a shop in High Street, Mexborough. No injuries were reported but the fire caused damage to the premises and the bin was destroyed.

Now, the police are working to identify those responsible and have urged anyone with any information to come forward as they attempt to identify six young people who they believe may be able to help.

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PC Lizzie Rocher, who is the officer in charge of this case, said: "We are keen to identify three young men and three young women who were in the area at the time of this incident and may be able to help us with our ongoing investigation into this alleged arson.

"They are all described as white, with the three women believed to be around 5ft 5ins tall. The men are described as being over 6ft tall.

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"One of the women is described as having white and purple hair, another has blonde hair and the other has long brown hair. One of the men is described as having dark brown hair.

"Five of the group are described as being of a slim build, with one of the women described as being of a large build. They are all believed to be in their late teens to early 20s.

"The fire caused a considerable amount of damage to a local business and we are keen to bring the perpetrators of this alleged arson attack to justice."

If you have any information you can contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting investigation number 14/93589/24. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.