Police appeal after attempted fire raising in Fife

Fire Around Fife

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted fire-raising incident in Rosyth.

Between 12.10am and 12.25am on Friday 18th May, a man was seen to throw an object at the shutters of a takeaway restaurant on Queensferry Road.

The item briefly caught fire before almost immediately extinguishing, resulting in minor damage to the shop front.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

He is described as being in his late teen or early twenties, wearing a dark hooded top and riding on a silver or grey pedal bike.

Sergeant Neil McGurk from the Community Investigation Unit said: “Thanfully, this object did not result in the building catching fire, or we would have a far more serious incident to investigate.

“We are, however, treating this matter very seriously and would urge anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the takeway during the early hours of Friday 18th May to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with information that can help us identify the culprit should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact the Community Investigation Unit via 101 and quote incident number 4050 of the 18th May. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.