Glasgow & West Scotland

St Marnock's Primary School damaged by deliberate fire

A fire that caused damage to a Glasgow primary school was started deliberately, police have said.

Fire crews found the front of St Marnock's Primary School in Pollok well alight when they arrived on the scene on Langton Crescent at 02:00 on Sunday.

The blaze was put out and a subsequent investigation found it was a case of wilful fire-raising.

Glasgow City Council said the school would need a new front door, but should open as normal for the new term.

Det Con Jackie McIntyre, of Police Scotland, said: "Thankfully no-one was in the school at the time.

"There is no doubt that this fire was set deliberately and there has been considerable damage caused as a result."

A council spokeswoman said officials had been inspecting the damage and a clean-up operation was under way.

She said the school should open as normal to staff on 12 August and to pupils for the new term on 14 August.

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