Appeal for witnesses after deliberate fire in Galashiels

Published 12 February 2018

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a fire was started deliberately in Galashiels on Sunday 11th February.

A waste bin was set alight at the back of the Spar shop in Marigold Bank around 2am.

Two men set fire to one bin which spread to another two bins causing damage to the external wall of the building.

Officers are now asking anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious between 1.50am and 2.10am to please get in contact.

Constable Charlie Doyle of Hawick police station said: “We take wilful fire-raising extremely seriously and we are asking anyone with information to please get in contact.

“Anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the vicinity of the Spar shop in Marigold Bank is asked to contact us on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 1111 of 11th February.”


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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