Distressed animals alert staff after farm deliberately set on fire

Police believe the blaze was started deliberately at Lamont Farm Project in Erskine on Friday morning.

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Distressed animals at a rescue farm in Renfrewshire alerted staff after a fire was deliberately started at the property. 

Emergency services were called to Lamont Farm Project in Erskine around 4.15am on Friday morning after staff discovered the blaze. 

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the fire, which took place at a cabin within the grounds of the farm. 

The animals at the farm were not injured following the blaze. 

Police are now investigating the fire and believe it was started deliberately. 

Detective Constable Robert Urquhart, Paisley CID, said: “Thankfully none of the animals were injured as a result of this but it was noise from their distress that alerted staff to the fire.

“Officers are currently checking local CCTV and checking with neighbouring properties but would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard something suspicious in the early hours of Friday morning to come forward.

“Any information can be passed to officers at Paisley via 101.  Please quote reference number 0401 of Friday, March 31 2023 when calling. Alternatively, details can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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