Fire in Perthshire being treated as 'suspicious' as police believe a car was deliberately set alight

Officers are appealing for information in connection with the incident that happened at around 8.40pm on Wednesday, January, 13, in Bridge of Earn.

Alexander Drive, Bridge of Earn
Alexander Drive, Bridge of Earn

Police have said that a car appears to have been deliberately set on fire on Alexander Drive.

The incident caused significant damage to one property, and serious damage to a neighbouring property.

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A joint investigation is underway by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Detective Sergeant David Rice, said: “Fortunately no one was injured but a vehicle has been destroyed, extensive damage caused to one property and serious damage to a neighbouring property.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the street, both before or after the fire, to get in touch.

"I am also asking anyone with private CCTV or dash-cam that may help with our enquiries to get in touch.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3227 of Wednesday, January, 13, 2021.

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