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Police appeal following fire raising incidents

NECN Contributor1 16th May 2015 Local News Comments Off on Police appeal following fire raising incidents

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information in connection with two suspected fire raising incidents in the north of the city.

At around 1:45am on Saturday (May 16) police and the fire service were called to Bonnington Grove in response to a vehicle fire. On arrival it was established that two vehicles were alight while a third, parked a short distance away, was also on fire.

No one was injured however police are keen to trace a man who was seen in the area of Gosford Place at around the time of the incidents.

He is described as being white, aged in his mid 20’s with an average build and wearing a dark hooded top and bottoms.

Anyone who can assist police with their ongoing enquiries is asked to come forward.

Detective Constable Joe Perkins said: “Luckily no one was injured as a result of these fires but the cars are now ruined causing significant distress for their owners.

“This sort of reckless behaviour will not be tolerated and I am very keen to ensure that we quickly apprehend the person or persons responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Bonnington Grove and who noticed any suspicious behaviour at around the time of this incident to please call police on 101 or, alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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