Police have launched an investigation after a B&M store was ‘deliberately’ set on fire in North Lanarkshire.
Emergency services were alerted to the blaze at the store in an Airdrie retail park around 1.55am on Monday.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which had taken hold of the side and rear of the building.
Police have urged members of the public who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area to get in touch.
Detective Sergeant Steven Halliday of Coatbridge Police Station said: “We have been carrying out enquiries in the area and we are viewing CCTV images to gather more information on whoever is responsible for setting this fire.
“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area early on Monday morning, or have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact officers through 101 quoting reference 0202 of April 25.
“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”