Man, 25, arrested for attempted murder and fireraising in Greenock

A man has been arrested and charged by the police in connection with fireraising and attempted murder in Greenock following an outbreak of fireraising crimes in the area.

Police arrest and charge a 25 year-old man for attempted murder and fireraising following an outbreak of fireraising related crimes in Inverclyde.
Police arrest and charge a 25 year-old man for attempted murder and fireraising following an outbreak of fireraising related crimes in Inverclyde.

The incident took place on September 28 when a ground floor flat on Kinnaird Court was set alight.

The 25 year-old man was arrested on Wednesday November 11 and was due to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court today.

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Detective Superintendent Gerry McBride of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division said: “This is the fourth arrest and charge in connection with our investigation into recent fire-raisings in the area.

“This is another significant development into these incidents, which I know have caused distress and concern within the community of Inverclyde and I would like to reassure the public that investigations remain ongoing and an increased police presence is still in the area.

“I would continue to urge anyone with information to please contact police on 101, our email address [email protected] or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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