A man has been charged in connection with a spree of “deliberate” car fires in Leith.
Police and fire crews responded to three incidents around the Shore area late on Thursday evening after local residents reportedly complained about a series of “loud bangs”.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) extinguished two vehicle blazes on John’s Place, before dousing a third on Elbe Street.
A further report of “vandalism” involving a fourth car on nearby Wellington Place was also reported to officers.
The SFRS said they dispatched four appliances and specialist vehicles to the incident.
No one was understood to be hurt, but a 26_year-old man has now been arrested and charged in connection with the incidents.
He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.50pm on Thursday, August 24, police in Edinburgh received reports of two cars on fire on John’s Place, a third car set alight on Elbe Street, and a vandalism to a further car on Wellington Place.
“Officers attended and a 26-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incidents. He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday, August 25.