Youths setting fire to bread trays in Sunderland field

King George Playing Fields in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.
King George Playing Fields in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Yobs have been starting nuisance fires by burning bread trays at a Wearside playing field.

A crew from Sunderland Central fire station, in Millfield, was called out at 7pm on Tuesday to King George Playing Fields, off Hylton Road.

There they found a number of the plastic containers alight.

Crew manager John Nichols told the Echo: "We're having trouble with youths doing this quite a lot.

"It looks like they're stealing the trays from supermarkets and causing a disturbance by setting them alight.

"We want to get the point across that while we have appliances dealing with these call outs, they can't be elsewhere."