Police say three deliberate fires that took place in Dundee in the space of 40 minutes could be linked.
Cops are appealing for information about three wilful fireraisings which happened in the St Mary’s and Ardler areas last night.
First, a child’s buggy was set on fire in a close in St Mungo Terrace, St Mary’s, at about 9.40pm.
Second, a caravan was set on fire in St Fillans Road, St Mary’s, shortly after 10pm.
Third, a van was set on fire in Scotscraig Grove, Ardler, between 10pm and 10.20pm.
A police statement said: “Although these incidents are not being directly linked at this time, the possibility of them being connected is being considered.
“Officers are keen to trace a man described as in his 30s, about 6ft tall with short spiky hair, wearing a grey hoodie or something similar, sun glasses, with a local accent who was seen in the area before the first incident in St Mungo Terrace, and was seen walking away from the street when the first fire started.
“The danger caused by these three fires, particularly the one in the communal close in St Mungo Terrace, cannot be overstated. Fortunately all three fires were extinguished relatively quickly.
“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting CR/13783/18 or speak to any police officers.
“Alternatively if you have any information about the incident you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.”