Covid test centre ‘deliberately’ set on fire on New Year’s Day

Fire crews attended the blaze in the early hours of January 1 on Risk Street in Dumbarton.

Covid test centre ‘deliberately’ set on fire on New Year’s Day STV News

An investigation has been launched after a Covid test centre was “deliberately” set on fire on New Year’s Day. 

Police were made aware of the incident around 12.40am on January 1 after fire crews attended the blaze on Risk Street in Dumbarton. 

The fire was extinguished and no-one was injured. 

Services provided at the test centre have not been affected by the blaze. 

Police have established the fire was deliberate after enquiries found an item was thrown at a canopy at the centre around 12.20am, causing it to catch fire. 

Detective Constable Thomas O’Donnell said: “We are in the process of reviewing CCTV footage from the area and the surrounding area and I’m confident it will provide useful information on the suspect and the incident. 

“However, I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0262 of January 1.  

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.