Arsonists target one Peterborough street

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Firefighters in Peterborough had to deal with a series of arsons in one city street last night (Wednesday).

The first fire was started in Norwood Lane, Paston Ridings at about 7.10pm. Bags of rubbish had been set alight.

Another blaze in the same location was started just half an hour later, when arsonists had again set rubbish on fire.

At 8.15pm a car had been set on fire, again in Norwood Lane. Crews were on scene until 9.50pm.

And the final fire in Norwood Lane was stared at 10.50pm, when rubbish was set alight.

Crews returned to their station at 11.20pm.

Station Commander Lynn Betteridge said: “Deliberate fires can put at risk the lives of the public, firefighters, property and businesses. It has serious consequences and wastes valuable resources that could be better utilised at other emergencies.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridgeshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.