Plea to help reduce Yarmouth bin fires

PUBLISHED: 13:55 10 December 2010

HOMEOWNERS are being urged to play their part in helping reduce bin fires by removing them from the highway after collection.

While the number of bin fires has reduced in the south Yarmouth area since the issue became a priority for the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, bins are still being left on pathways after they have been emptied.

For the last three months officers have worked with the arson reduction officer at Great Yarmouth Fire Station to identify incident patterns in offences and targeted patrols have led to several arrests being made.

A 33-year-old Great Yarmouth man has been charged with attempted arson following an incident on November 5 and will appear before the town’s magistrates on January 11.

The matter remains a priority and the police team will work with partners to increase awareness about the importance of removing bins from the highway after collection days.

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