Man arrested following suspicious fire in Dalkeith

Police in Midlothian have arrested and charged a 30-year-old man in connection with a suspicious fire in Dalkeith.

Police Scotland is appealing for information
Police Scotland is appealing for information

The incident happened around 1am on Tuesday 31st July in the Easter Langside Drive area of the town where a van was set alight.

A report has been sent to the Procurator fiscal and a man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

Detective Constable Kenny McKenzie of Dalkeith CID said: “Fire-raising is exceptionally dangerous and can often result in serious injury or potentially be fatal. A white Ford Transit van was damaged in this incident and fortunately no one was injured.”