Edinburgh Police issue urgent appeal after car in Gilmerton deliberately set on fire

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses in an investigation into a fire that was deliberately started in Gilmerton.

By Conor Marlborough
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 10:34 am

Officers say a “motor vehicle” parked in Rutherford Drive was intentionally set alight at around 10:30pm yesterday (Saturday, 11 April).

Police Scotland said three men wearing tracksuits with hoods who were seen in the area are being treated as suspects.

They are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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Rutherford Drive in Edinburgh

Detective Constable Christina Yeoman, of Gayfield CID, said: “Thankfully the fire was quickly brought under control by the fire service. However the consequences of this act could have been much worse and we are eager to trace those responsible.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen men matching this description or any suspicious vehicles in the area at the time”.

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4700 of 11 April, or can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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