Images Of Man Released As Police Investigate Deliberate Fires In Clydebank

7 February 2017, 12:16 | Updated: 7 February 2017, 12:41

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Police have released images of a man they are hunting over a spate of deliberate fires in West Dunbartonshire.

An initial incident occurred in Kirkwood Avenue, Clydebank, on Thursday December 8 when an attempt was made to set a car on fire at around 11pm.

Since then there have been four further attempts to damage property at the same address.

The latest incident occurred last Thursday at around 2.20am when an attempt was made to set fire to a car parked in the property's driveway.

Detectives said they are carrying out extensive inquiries and reviewing CCTV footage in the area.

Officers want to trace the man in the images, who was seen in the surrounding area around the time of the latest incident.

He was wearing a distinctive backpack with florescent stripes on the shoulder straps.

Detective Inspector Andy Doherty said: "The fact that this property has now been targeted five times is extremely concerning. We believe the incidents are linked and inquiries are ongoing to establish why this is happening.

"It is imperative that we speak to the man in the CCTV image as soon as possible as he may have vital information to assist with our investigation.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information about these incidents is asked to contact officers at Clydebank CID.