A MAN has been charged with nine arson offences after a series of fires were reported.

The 22-year-old struck in the Wath-upon-Dearne area in the early hours of June 28 and the police are appealing for witnesses.

The man, thought to be from the area, is charged with nine counts of arson with intent to endanger life and is remanded in custody.

The alleged offences were reported in the Winfield Road, Stump Cross Road and Saville Road areas and involved wheelie bin fires next to vehicles and houses. Nobody was injured but extensive damage was caused to property.

Anyone with information about the alleged arson offences should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 61 of Friday 28 June, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.