Man Charged With Alleged Wilful Fire-Raising Incidents in Elgin

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Monday June 18 2018

A 25-year-old man from the Elgin area has been charged in relation to a number of alleged wilful fire-raising’s in the Elgin area between 25 May and 12 June.

The incidents include fires to a caravan and a motor vehicle in the Duncan Drive area of Elgin on June 11, and a fire-raising at the Oldmill Visitors Centre on May 25 as well as various others.

Commenting Detective Constable Scott MacKay said:

"It is fortunate that no one was seriously injured as a result of these reckless incidents.

“We are grateful to members of the public for their assistance while enquiries have been carried out and continue to urge anyone who sees anything unusual or suspicious in their neighbourhood to contact us on 101.

“Thankfully these type of crimes are rare and I want to reassure the public that any reports of such incidents to us will be treated seriously and thoroughly investigated."

It is anticipated that the man will appear at Elgin Sheriff Court today, Monday, 18 June.



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