A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a fire attack in Greenock.
Emergency crews were called to a blaze within a block of flats on Wellington Street shortly after 11pm on Wednesday, September 16.
A 40-year-old woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment and a nine-year-old girl, who was also within the property at the time of the attack, was uninjured.
A 25-year-old man was arrested in the Maryhill area of Glasgow on Saturday, June 26, and appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.
Police said this arrest came after others in relation to a series of deliberate fires started in Inverclyde last year.
Detective superintendent Gerry McBride said: “This is yet another arrest and charge in connection with a series of wilful fireraisings in the Inverclyde and Greenock area last autumn.
“I hope this continues to reassure the local community that this type of reckless behaviour will not be tolerated and that officers will continue to work tirelessly to investigate these crimes and identify those responsible to bring them before the courts”.
“Enquiries remain ongoing and I would urge anyone with information to contact police.”
Police can be contacted on 101, or via an email address dedicated to the investigation at OperationTell@scotland.pnn.police.uk
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