‘Reckless’ yobs set fire to child’s pram in Dundee close

Police are on the hunt for yobs who set fire to a child’s pram in a Dundee close.

Officers are appealing for information after the buggy was “deliberately” torched in the common close on Dura Street yesterday between 6.30pm and 7.10pm.

Residents of the block raised the alarm and managed to drag the pram out on to the street.


The fire is said to have caused “considerable damage” within the block.

A statement for the force branded the act “astonishingly reckless”.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “A child’s pushchair was deliberately set on fire within a close across from the large car park.

“Fortunately, residents of the close managed to drag it outside, but not before it had caused considerable damage.

“Not only is it particularly low to destroy a child’s pushchair, but the potential danger posed to the residents of the close by this astonishingly reckless act was near unthinkable.

“If you have any information that could assist our investigation, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/1634/18.”