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Arson investigation underway after skip lorry driven into house and set on fire

Police say the arson attack at the house was targeted. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A skip lorry was deliberately driven into a house in Sheffield before being set alight by arsonists.

Police said the arson attack on the property on Shirehall Road on Monday October 21, 2019 was targeted.

The vehicle was deliberately reversed into the house and then its cab was set on fire.

The arsonists fled in another vehicle which later crashed nearby.

Police say the fire did not spread but two people were rescued from the property. Enquiries are ongoing. Grace Melody-Gardner reports.