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Police probe suspicious early hours car blaze

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A JOINT police and fire investigation is going on into a car fire early on Thursday morning at a hotel car park in Annan.

POLICE PROBE … the car park which was scene of an early hours blaze

A red-coloured VW Golf was gutted in what Police Scotland says is a suspicious blaze.

Police officers in Annan are investigating the cause of the fire in the car park of the Corner House Hotel.

The vehicle belonging to a local businessman was found ablaze around 2am.

Firefighters from Annan were called to the scene and although they manage to put out the flames, the car was badly damaged as a result.

A joint police and Fire and Rescue Service fire investigation is now taking place to establish the cause of the fire.

Constable Laurie Irving of Annan Police said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in or around the area of the Corner House car park in Annan in the early hours of Thursday July 16 and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

“They can call us on 101. As a result of this fire the car is burnt out inside and is extensively damaged.”



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