Appeal for witnesses following suspicious fire in Galashiels

Published 30 January 2018

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire in Galashiels.

The incident happened around 6pm on Sunday 28 January at a farm building on the road between Threepwood and Stow.

Hay bales contained within a shed were set alight with the blaze spreading to the remaining contents of the shed.

Significant damage was caused to the building and its contents which included farm machinery.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Stevie Halls from Galashiels CID said: “This has been a reckless act that has caused a considerable amount of damage to property and goods.

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were able to contain and put out the flames and thankfully no-one was injured as a result.

“I would ask anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area prior to the blaze to come forward to assist with our investigations.

“Equally anyone who knows who is responsible or has information that can help with our inquiries is asked to get in touch.”

Those with information are asked to contact Galashiels Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3029 of 28 January. Alternatively a report can be submitted to the charity Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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