Police probe deliberate fire at Broxburn industrial estate

A fire at a waste recycling plant which caused substantial damage to machinery was set deliberately and now police are hunting those responsible.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 6:37 pm

The incident happened at the business in Greendykes Industrial Estate, Broxburn just before 7pm on Thursday, June 10.

Detective Constable Adam Gow, from Livingston Police Station, said: “Luckily no one was injured as a result of this crime. Our investigation is ongoing and we have been carrying out enquiries in the industrial estate and gathering CCTV footage from in and around the area to gain further information on those responsible for starting this fire.

“Two young men wearing dark clothing were seen near the premises around the time the fire was set and we are working to track these suspects down. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday afternoon, who may have seen these men acting suspiciously, or who has any information on their identity to contact us as soon as possible.

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Police are now on the hunt for fireraisers following a deliberate blaze in Broxburn
Police are now on the hunt for fireraisers following a deliberate blaze in Broxburn

“I would also be keen to speak to anyone who was driving in the area of Greendykes industrial estate with dash-cam footage, as it may have captured detail that will help our ongoing inquiry.

“We are also working to establish if this fire is linked to two other fires at Albyn industrial estate in Broxburn that took place at 7pm on Wednesday, June 9 and 7am on Friday, June 11.”

Anyone with information should contact officers through 101 quoting reference 3100 of June 10 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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