Hunt for three men after cars doused in petrol go on fire

Four vehicles were targeted in the incident during the early hours of Monday morning in Aberdeen.

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Three men are wanted by police after cars were doused in petrol before going on fire in the early hours of Monday morning.

The suspects were reportedly seen exiting a silver vehicle on St Clement Street, Aberdeen, at around 2am, before allegedly pouring petrol onto four cars on the street, two of which caught fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were able to extinguish the flames quickly and no injuries have been reported.

Police have appealed for help from the public to trace those involved and have asked anyone with a doorbell camera or CCTV to get in touch.

Detective sergeant John Pirie said: “Three men were seen to exit a silver vehicle in the earlier hours of this morning and pour petrol into four cars in the street. Two of the cars caught fire but were quickly extinguished by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. No one was hurt as a result.

“We are keen to trace the three men responsible and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward. I would also appeal to anyone who has a Ring doorbell or CCTV to get in touch, you may have captured something that may assist our enquiry.”

Police Scotland has asked anyone with any information to call 101 quoting reference number 0204 of Monday, May 24. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.