Police search for arsonist after Birchwood bin fire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a bin fire in Lincoln, which is being treated as arson.

The fire on Bawtry Close in Birchwood was reported to Lincolnshire Police just after 11.10pm on April 2 by a member of the public.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fire, which destroyed the bin, and it was extinguished.

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.

Police believe that the bin was set on fire deliberately and officers are keen to hear from anyone who could assist with the investigation.

The incident follows a spate of fires in the Birchwood estate last year, including 10 car fires in the area.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 474 of April 2.

Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.