Appeal after suspicious flat fire in Maybole

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious fire at a flat, on Monday 15 February in Maybole.

At around 12.50am on Monday 15 February, police and emergency services responded to reports of smoke within a flat on Welltrees Street in Maybole. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire. No one was injured during the incident.

Detective Constable Robert Docherty, from Ayr CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “We know from our enquiries that this likely a wilful instance of fire-raising. Significant damage was caused as a result of this incident and this reckless act could have had even more tragic consequences.

“Anyone with information can contact Ayr CID on 101, or can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”