A man had to jump out of an upstairs window after his home was deliberately set on fire in North Ayrshire.
The 33-year-old was sleeping when the blaze broke out on Longbar Avenue, near Beith, at around 4.15am on Monday morning.
He was not injured and did not require medical attention after jumping out of the window.
Police Scotland has launched an attempted murder investigation following the incident and are appealing for information.
Detective constable Fraser Murray, of Saltcoats CID, said: “This fire was wilful and fortunately the man inside the flat was not injured but he could easily have been.
“We would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident. In particular anyone who might have been driving and have dash-cam footage that might assist with our enquiries.
“If you can help please contact Saltcoats CID via 101, quoting incident number 0308 of Monday, 24 May, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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