Man charged over two fires 'deliberately set' near buildings

Emergency services were called to two blazes in Kilmarnock on Friday May 20.

Man arrested and charged in connection with two fires in Kilmarnock STV News
Blaze: Man arrested and charged in connection with two fires.

A man has been charged in connection with two fires in East Ayrshire.

Emergency services were called to reports of a blaze at a property on King Street in Kilmarnock around 7.55pm on Friday May 20.

Police were then made aware of another fire outside a building on Sandbed Lane in the town at 10.55pm. 

On Friday, police confirmed a 60-year-old man had been arrested and charged in connection with the blazes.

The man is due to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Friday.