Police Scotland Appeal after Colinton Fire Raising

Police Scotland are appealing for information after two cars were deliberately set on fire in the Colinton area of the city.

The incident happened around 11.30pm on Wednesday, 14 July 2021, on the driveway of a property in Spylaw Park.

Officers are keen to speak to two men seen at the time, both wearing grey tracksuits and dark-coloured trainers. One is described as around 6ft, the other as around 5ft 10ins and he was riding a mountain bike and carrying a rucksack.

The men may also have been in Lanark Road and Spylaw Avenue around the time of the incident.

Detective Constable Sam Gillies, of Edinburgh CID, said:

Fortunately no one was injured but this was a deliberate and reckless act that has destroyed two cars and could have caused more extensive damage if the fire had not been put out quickly by the fire service.

We are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to get in touch, including if you were driving and have dash-cam footage that could help with our investigation.

If you can help please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4203 of Wednesday, 14 July, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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