Three men in custody after police cars torched in Goldthorpe

Two police vehicles and a van were torched at Goldthorpe police station this morning.

Three men aged 35, 18 and 30 year old from Barnsley have been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage.

The force said nobody was injured in the fire, however it did damage the side of the building.

They believe the fire was set around 2:10am.

Chief Inspector Mark James, from Barnsley, said: “This reckless incident has left two operational police cars extensively damaged and behaviour like this will not be tolerated.

“Thankfully, no one was injured but the fire has also caused damage to the side of the police station and a council van. Officers worked quickly after the incident to carry out enquiries and these enquiries are continuing.” today.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 56 of April 1 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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