Police hunt after deliberate fire rips through store

Eliburn Mini Market in Jackson Place, Livingston, was torched during the early hours of Tuesday.

Police hunt after deliberate fire rips through store Daniel Milburn / Livingston - Our Town
Fire: Daniel Milburn captured images of the aftermath, which were shared by the Livingston - Our Town Facebook page.

Detectives have vowed to track down “whoever is responsible” after a West Lothian store was deliberately torched.

The fire ripped through the Eliburn Mini Market in Jackson Place, Livingston, at around 2.20am on Tuesday.

No one was injured in the blaze, which police say was set outside the shop, however the building has been extensively damaged.

Daniel Milburn captured images of the aftermath, which were shared by the Livingston – Our Town Facebook page.

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Detective sergeant Graham Garvie said: “This fire was set deliberately and we are working to track down whoever is responsible for this crime.

“We have been carrying out enquiries in the local area and we will be viewing CCTV footage from in and around Jackson Place to gather more information.

“At this time I would ask anyone who seen anything suspicious in the area, or anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact Livingston police office through 101.”

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously via 0800 555 111.