Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow company fire 'started deliberately'

A fire which caused about £12,000 of damage to business premises in Glasgow was started deliberately, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the blaze, at Nimms Enterprises in Glentanar Estate, Maryhill, at 1850 BST on Saturday.

The fire was extinguished and no-one was found to be in the building.

Police said they were "treating the fire as wilful" and appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Det Con Stephen Cooke, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This has been a huge loss for the company owners, as well as its employees, and the whole event has caused them a great deal of stress.

"Enquiries have revealed that this fire was started deliberately and therefore I'd like to speak to anyone who has any information that could help trace the person or persons responsible."

Det Con Cooke said those responsible for the fire may have entered the industrial estate via the path which runs along the Forth and Clyde Canal at the back of the premises.

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