APPEAL: Police hunt for youths who set fire to bins in Plungington

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road
PIC: LANCS POLICE
Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road PIC: LANCS POLICE
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Police are appealing for information after a fire was started deliberately in an industrial bin behind shops in Plungington.

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road, at around midnight on Wednesday April 12.

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road
PIC: LANCS POLICE

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road PIC: LANCS POLICE

The fire is thought to have been started by a group of youths who police believe been causing "considerable anti-social behaviour in the area."

They are now appealing to members of the public to help them identify the people in the CCTV images who may be able to help them with their enquiries.

PC 3579 Coupe said: "We are currently investigating an arson incident which occurred at the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road.

"A large industrial bin was set on fire which had it not been extinguished could have spread to nearby buildings.

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road
PIC: LANCS POLICE

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road PIC: LANCS POLICE

"The group involved did not only start this fire but then believed it fun to play with it: placing their hands in and out which could have resulted in some significant injuries."

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 and quoting log LC-20170413-0330 or crime number SA1705265.

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road
PIC: LANCS POLICE

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which started to the rear of RK Sweets on Plungington Road PIC: LANCS POLICE