Family evacuated from home after arson attack in Castleford

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A family had to be evacauted from their home after an arson attack last night (Tuesday).

Firefighters from Castleford and Normanton were called to Larch Court at around 10.15pm after reports of wheelie bins being set alight in the area.

Daryl Schofield, watch commander at Castleford, said: “While we were dealing with one incident another wheelie bin was set on fire about 100 yards away from us and a family had to be evacuated from their home.

“We are treating these incidents as suspected arson attacks.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.