THE police has appealed for information after an arsonist struck at a chicken coop in Barnsley on Sunday night.

Firefighters were called to the incident at 10.45pm, where the blaze - on Wakefield Road - spread to nearby hedges.

The arsonist released the chickens before setting it alight.

Anyone with any information about the incident should call police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.