Arson investigation after three bin fires

POLICE have started an arson investigation after firefighters were called out to three wheelie bins on fire on the same Ilkeston street last night.

The calls came in at 12.30am, 12.40am and 12.45am, all along the even-numbered side of Heanor Road.

Firefighters from Ilkeston station were detained for about 30 minutes while they put out the blazes.

One bin had completely melted away, the second was badly burnt but the third was not damaged.

A police spokesman confirmed that the force is treating the fires as arson.