Published: 05/06/2017 12:06 - Updated: 05/06/2017 12:09

Thurso man charged with wilful fire-raising

Police arrest 29-year-old.
Police arrest 29-year-old.

Following a house fire in Thurso last week, Police Scotland can confirm that a 29-year-old local man has been charged in connection with alleged wilful fire-raising.

Officers along with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service were alerted to an incident in the Ormlie Road area on Friday, June 2, at around 8.15am. No one was injured and the fire was contained to the property.

The 29-year-old was arrested and subsequently charged in connection and is expected to appear at Wick Sheriff Court today.

Sergeant Marlene Macdonald, from the Thurso local policing team, said: "I would like to thank local residents for their support to the emergency services whilst the fire was extinguished and quickly dealt with."

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