Stockport Express

Arson attack in blaze hotspot


A SHOP was damaged in an arson attack in an area that is becoming a hotspot for deliberate fires.

Yobs set a wheelie bin alight and left it next to the back of a store on Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme, on Tuesday just after 8.15pm.

Flames spread to guttering and the fascia of the building but it was prevented from becoming fully alight.

Firefighte­rs from Cheadle station put out the blaze.

It is the third time in two weeks they have been called to the alleyway behind the row of shops of Turves Road.

A spokesman said: “We have been called there quite a few times, it is dangerous to both people in the area and those doing it.

“Please think about the potential consequenc­es of your actions and do not do this.”

It is expected the amount of nuisance fires will increase as the school summer holidays begin.

Crews were also called to woodland off Braddon Road, Woodley, on the same night at 9.40pm.

A fridge that was left behind a home was set alight and destroyed.

Anyone who spots a deliberate fire being started can call police on 101 or ring Crimestopp­ers, anonymousl­y’ on 0800 555 111.

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