Man arrested following flats blaze

The incident occurred at Durar Drive, Edinburgh. Image; Google
The incident occurred at Durar Drive, Edinburgh. Image; Google
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A man has been detained after a knife-wielding arsonist torched a block of flats yesterday.

Witnesses reported seeing a man brandishing a knife and acting in a threatening manner.

The building was evacuated by firefighters yesterday after the blaze took hold shortly before 11.30am.

And 12 people suffered from smoke inhalation, including a child who was as taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for assessment.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.