Police appeal for information after fire ‘started deliberately’ in Inverness

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area yesterday afternoon.

Police in Inverness have launched an investigation after a fire was started deliberately at a farm in Balloch yesterday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at around 5:20pm on Tuesday, to a fire at a derelict building in Chapelton Farm Cottage, in Torns Road.

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Police in Inverness have launched an investigation after a fire was started deliberately at a farm in Balloch yesterday.

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Fire crews managed to put out the blaze, and no one was injured.

But officers now say they are treating the incident as wilful, and want to speak with anyone who was in the area from around 6pm on Monday, July 6.

They hope witnesses may be able to notify them of anyone acting suspiciously.

Those with information should contact police at Inverness via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 2549 of 7 July 2020.

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