POLICE IN BUCKIE have issued an appeal for information following the blaze in a Buckie flat at the weekend.
The appeal is in relation to the fire at Low Street in the Moray town, which was discovered at around 2am on Saturday morning (April 16).
While Police said that there were no serious injuries resulting from the blaze, which was also contained within the ground-floor flat and did not spread to other homes in the same block, they are treating the circumstances surrounding it as “suspicious”.
Local Sergeant Stephen Carmichael said: “Following a joint investigation involving Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, we are treating this as a suspicious incident.
“I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time in question and saw anything to contact police as a matter of urgency.
“Likewise anyone with any information at all should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would like to remain anonymous.”
Police are also investigating the vandalism of toilets at Roseisle, with local reports saying that the damage was such that they could be out of action “for some time”.
The attack could not have come at a worst time, with the local Moravian Orienteering Club having to pay £216 to hire two portable toilets for their junior event involving over 210 young orienteers at the weekend.