Arson attack at old factory

arson attacks were responsible for two fires breaking out at a disused factory in Sheffield.

The blazes broke out at SR Gent, East Bank Road, Arbourthorne, on Tuesday, at 7.30pm, and again at 11.30pm that night.

On both occasions, rubbish had been set alight.

The factory also went up in flames in March in another arson attack.

SR Gent was once one of the region’s major employers, with factories dotted around South Yorkshire.

It used to employ thousands of machinists to produce clothing for top stores, including Marks & Spencer.

The Sheffield factory produced umbrellas.

Police were informed.