Police appealing for information after three youths attempted to start a fire with pieces of rubbish in Burbage last Saturday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 12 May 2022

BURBAGE POLICE OFFICERS want to hear from people with details after youths had attempted to start a fire in a wooded area in Burbage last Saturday.

Inset (Image: Pixabay) / Brookside, Burbage (Image: Google Street View)

Five days ago (7 May), local police officers received a report that three youths had attempted to set fire to pieces of rubbish inside a wooded area behind Brookside between the hours of 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

It is believed that the individuals in question were aged between 10 to 12 years old.

When a search was carried out by officers out on the beat, the youths had disappeared and managed to flee from the scene.

In a statement, one officer explained: “This can be a very dangerous thing to do, especially with the drier, hotter weather coming.”

Now, officers are encouraging members of the public with information on who they are to get in touch with them, so that they can speak to the youngsters.

They said: “If you have any information [on who they are], please get in touch, just so we can have a chat [and offer] a bit of education with them, and ensure the parents are aware.”

Those with details can either email Burbage PCSO Darren Stretton directly, through his email of darren.stretton@leics.police.uk, or alternatively, information can be passed on over the phone, by calling the non-emergency police number of 101.

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