Rise in arson attacks sparks police plea to north Derbyshire parents on Covid rules

Parents in a north Derbyshire town are being urged to check where their children are after a rise in the number of deliberate fires.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:05 am

Police in Clay Cross say they were called out to a ‘number of deliberate fires’ across the area over the last month.

A spokesperson for Clay Cross Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) said: “I would like to ask all parents in the area to ensure you know where your children are in the evening, that they are complying with Covid-19 regulations and if they are coming home smelling of smoke or accelerant than you should be notifying us.

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Police are concerned at the number of fires being lit deliberately in Clay Cross.

"We would like to ask parents to educate their children about the fatal consequences of fires.

“Deliberate fires have the potential to cause injury and even death or cause devastating damage to our environment and properties.”

You can provide information to police by calling 101 or through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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