Published: 18/12/2017 17:22 - Updated: 18/12/2017 17:31

Police concerned by three fires in Elgin during one night

police gaelic scotland alba INVESTIGATIONS are ongoing into three fires which may have all been started deliberately in different parts of Elgin.

Firstly, Police Scotland are appealing for information after a shed was set alight in the early hours of Friday.

Emergency services received a report of a shed on fire in the Glassgreen Brae area shortly before 2am. No one was harmed however the shed was completely destroyed.

Meanwhile, a second incident involving a garage at Duff Place was reported to police between 1.50am and 2.05am. Again no one was harmed but damage was caused to the building.

Local Sergeant Robert Williams said: "At this stage we are keeping an open mind as to whether these incidents are linked. However given that crime of this nature is extremely rare in the area we cannot rule out that they are. 

"We are also investigating an incident whereby we believe a broken-down white Ford Transit pick-up – registration SH57 APU – was set alight on the B9012 Duffus to Elgin Road close to Spynie Hospital between 3pm on Thursday afternoon and 9am on Friday morning.

"At this stage there is nothing to link this incident to the others, however given it may have happened at a similar time I would urge anyone with information to contact us. 

"Wilful fire-raising is completely irresponsible and dangerous – you don’t know how an incident will develop and you are risking people’s lives."

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