Rise in fires

The fire brigade are disappointed to announce there has been a rise in fires being deliberately started across our region.

At a time, when everyone should stay at home to save lives, some members of the community are acting selfishly and putting others at harm, not only by starting a fire but also spreading the virus.

We are extremely saddened to see these are, in the main, started by children and youths. They are asking parents to ensure they know where their children are and to keep them at home, if not exercising. The next time they go out with friends, they could end up bringing the virus in to your house.

Tackling arson is a huge waste of resources especially as all emergency services are working around the clock to protect communities and vulnerable people in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

To report any incidents, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.