Trucks set on fire in targeted attack in Paisley

Published 19 December 2018

Police Scotland is appealing for information after two trucks and a van were set on fire in Paisley on Monday 17 December 2018, causing damage worth around six figures.

Around 10.20 pm on Mondayan unknown number of people travelling in a dark coloured vehicle stopped on Abercorn Street in Paisley outside of a business premises, broke the lock to a yard and set fire to a truck within.

They then set fire to a truck and a van that was parked on the street before making off in the same vehicle.

Officers are currently carrying out CCTV enquiries and speaking to those in the local area.

Detective Constable Dass, Paisley CID, said:

“This was a targeted and dangerous attack causing a six figure sum of damage. Fireraising is an incredibly reckless act and it will not be tolerated.

“We are appealing for anyone who was within the area last night who may have information that can help us identify those responsible.

“Think back, did you see this dark coloured vehicle, or could you have dash-cam footage that can help us?

“We would also ask anybody who may have seen anyone filling up a jerry can at a petrol station nearby on Monday to also get in touch.”


Anyone with information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4254 of Monday 17 December 2018. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence

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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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