Edinburgh Crime: Man arrested after car allegedly torched by group throwing fireworks in Niddrie

Police have arrested a 23-year old man in connection with an incident in which a group of men allegedly threw fireworks at a car in Niddrie.

Monday, 15th November 2021, 4:50 pm

Police have launched an investigation after a car – which had previously been reported stolen – caught fire in Cleekim Drive on Monday, November 15.

A police car also suffered extensive damage due to being next to the vehicle which caught fire and was removed from the scene of the incident on Monday morning.

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A Police Scotland Spokesperson said: "An investigation is under way after a car was deliberately set on fire in Cleekim Drive, Edinburgh on Monday, November 15, 2021. The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier.

“Officers were in attendance when a group of men arrived and threw fireworks at the car setting it alight.

"No-one was injured in the incident and a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Enquiries are continuing."

A message from the Editor:

A burnt-out police car was removed from Cleekim Drive this morning, after an incident last night in which a group of men threw fireworks at a vehicle.

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