Tayside and Central Scotland

Suspicious fire at White Horse Inn in Perth

White Horse Hotel
Image caption The fire broke out in the unoccupied hotel in the early hours

Police are investigating a fire at an unoccupied hotel in Perth which they are treating as suspicious.

The blaze broke out in the White Horse Inn in North William Street at about 02:40.

Fire crews arrived to find a well-developed fire on both the ground and first floors.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters had prevented the blaze spreading to a flat above the hotel.

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