Wilful fireraising at Greendykes Industrial Estate, Broxburn
Detectives are appealing for information after a fire was deliberately set outside business premises in Greendykes Industrial Estate, Broxburn on Thursday, 10 June.
Around 6.50pm on Thursday, officers were called to a report of a fire at a waste and recycling plant. The fire has caused substantial damage to machinery. Following initial enquiries, it is being treated as wilful.
Detective Constable Adam Gow from Livingston Police Station said: “Luckily no one was injured as a result of this crime. Our investigation is ongoing and we have been carrying out enquiries in the industrial estate and gathering CCTV footage from in and around the area to gain further information on those responsible for starting this fire.
“Two young men wearing dark-coloured clothing were seen near the premises around the time the fire was set and we are working to track these suspects down. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday afternoon, who may have seen these men acting suspiciously, or who has any information on their identity to contact us as soon as possible.
“I would also be keen to speak to anyone who was driving in the area of Greendykes industrial estate with dash-cam footage, as it may have captured detail that will help our ongoing inquiry.
“We are also working to establish if this fire is linked to two other fires at Albyn industrial estate in Broxburn that took place at 7pm on Wednesday, 9 June and 7am on Friday, 11 June.
Anyone with information should contact officers through 101 quoting reference 3100 of 10 June. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”