South Scotland

Annan vehicle fire spate investigated

Car fire
Image caption The latest incident in Annan takes the total number of car fires in the town to four in the last week

Police are investigating a spate of "suspicious" vehicle fires in a south of Scotland town.

In the latest incident, a Vauxhall Corsa car was found burning in the Everholm car park in Annan in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said it was the fourth such blaze in the town in the last week.

The fire was put out by Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service, but the vehicle was gutted.

Police are appealing for members of the community to come forward if they can assist in any way with their enquiries into these fires.

The first incident took place at about 22:30 on Saturday, when a red Peugeot 306 parked in Loreburn Court was found ablaze.

A silver VW Polo in Greencroft Wynd was found on fire at about 21:15 the following night.

A third incident was reported when an ice cream van was spotted alight in Fernlea Crescent at 22:30 on Monday.

The final fire was seen at 01:50 on Thursday morning.

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