A fire at a bus depot which destroyed 14 vehicles was an act of ‘deliberate fire-raising’, police have said.
The fire broke out around 6am, at the depot in Cliftonhall Road, at the Clifton Industrial Estate in Newbridge.
Several vehicles were destroyed in the blaze, including two cars, two vans, four mini-buses, four coaches, and two camper vans.
Nobody was injured in the incident. However, a spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: “Although the cost of the damage is not yet known, it will be considerable, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace those responsible for the fire.
"Anyone who was in the area of the Clifton Industrial Estate in the early hours of today, who noticed any suspicious activity, should contact police immediately.
"Anyone else with any other information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch."
Witnesses should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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