Police appeal for container fire witnesses


POLICE are still investigating an arson attack at a Linlithgow container site last month.

The container village at 1B Falkirk Road was set ablaze on Thursday, October 18, with seven of the storage units gutted by the flames. Police are treating the incident as suspicious.

A Lothian and Borders police spokesman said: “The incident happened sometime between midnight and 12.30am on Thursday, October 18, within the container village in Falkirk Road. A number of storage units were damaged as a result of the fire and police would urge anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area to come forward immediately.”

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders fire and rescue service confirmed that two fire appliances had rushed to the scene after they were called at 12.30am on October 18, as well as a fire investigation team. The firefighters used two high pressure hoses to put the blaze out before leaving the container village just before 3am.

The owners of the container village did not want to make any comment on the investigation.