Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Wath-upon-Dearne man charged over wheelie bin fires

A 22-year-old man has been charged with nine arson offences after a series of fires in South Yorkshire.

The fires were in wheelie bins next to vehicles and houses in the Wath-upon-Dearne area and were reported to police in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said nobody was injured but extensive damage was caused to properties on Winfield Road, Stump Cross Road and Saville Road.

The local man is due to appear at Rotherham Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He was charged with nine counts of arson with intent to endanger life and was remanded in custody.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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