CCTV footage released of man linked to wilful fire raising in Leith

IMAGES of a man connected to wilful fire raising in Leith has been released.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 3:12 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 3:17 pm
CCTV footage of man linked to wilful fire raising in Leith, Edinburgh

The incident happened at about 2am on Saturday, December 4 in Easter Road.

The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Officers are looking to speak to the man shown in the images as they believe that he may have some information to assist their investigation.

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He is white, slim and either in his late teens or early 20s.

He is shown in the images wearing a dark-coloured hooded rain jacket, tight grey-coloured jeans and dark coloured NIKE trainers.

Constable Fergus Kelly, from Leith Police Station, said: “The fire was set close to houses and cars in residential areas and it is fortunate that it was quickly put out and that no one was injured.

“As part of our inquiries we are eager to speak to the man pictured and would ask anyone who can help us identify and trace him to get in touch with officers as soon as possible.

“Equally anyone with any other information that can help our investigation should come forward.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 0240 of 4 December 2019. Alternatively a report can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.