Appeal for witnesses after house deliberately set on fire

Police are seeking information following a suspicious house fire in Inverness. Police are seeking information following a suspicious house fire in Inverness.

Police officers have issued an appeal for information after a house was deliberately set alight in Inverness. Officers were called to the incident in Dalneigh on Saturday about 10.55pm. The fire was at a house on the corner of Bruce Avenue with Bruce Gardens.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire which had been contained within the hallway of the property. Police Scotland said the fire is being treated as suspicious and is appealing for any information including any dashcam footage around the time of the fire. Detective Sergeant Ross Robertson, of Inverness CID, said: "Thankfully neighbours saw the fire and emergency services were called before it could spread further into the home.

"The motive for this attack has yet to be established and we are appealing for anyone, who has not yet come forward to police, to get in touch.

"We would also appeal to any passing motorists who may have dashcam footage of the fire or of the time frame just before." Information can be passed to Police Scotland via 101. Please quote reference number 4228 of Saturday, 27 August, 2022, when calling.

Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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