Police Investigating after Fire in Murrayburn and Hailesland Community Garden

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Detectives in Edinburgh are appealing for information following a fire in Wester Hailes in the early hours of Monday morning.

Around 2.50am on Monday, 12 September, 2022, officers received reports of a shed on fire at the Murrayburn and Hailesland Community Garden.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and no-one was injured, however, an estimated £13,000 worth of damage has been caused. The fire destroyed the Natural Play Shed including all the play materials and a new set of tools.

Detective Sergeant Alan Sharp, of Costorphine CID, said:

Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of the fire.

This fire caused a great deal of damage to the shed and its contents, although it is fortunate it didn’t spread further and cause even more destruction.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone with information or saw any suspicious activity in the area to please come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 0948 of 12 September. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous

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