Wilful Fire-raising - Paisley

Published 11 May 2019

Detectives in Paisley are appealing for information after a wilful fire-raising incident in Paisley in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 11 May 2019.

Around 12.50 am on Saturday 11 May 2019, emergency services were called to a report of fire in Burnfoot Crescent, Paisley.

On arrival several wheelie bins and a blue coloured Skoda Roomster car which was parked in the driveway of a house in Burnfoot Crescent were found to be on fire.

The fire service extinguished the fires and a joint investigation between police and fire service was carried out resulting in the fires now being treated as wilful.

Detective Sergeant David Tomlinson at Paisley CID said:

“We believe that one of the wheelie bins was deliberately set on fire which in turn spread to other bins and also a car parked in the driveway.

“Thankfully no-one was injured on this occasion nevertheless setting fires deliberately is extremely reckless and dangerous and it is vital that we trace the person or persons responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact police at Paisley via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 0194 of 11 May 2019. Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.


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