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Police appeal after suspicious fires in Peterhead

Police have appealed for information following three fires in Peterhead at the weekend.

Three fires were lit at Peterhead Bowling Club and the buildings of Chandlers International Ltd and Ken Cassels Ltd on Wilson Street.

All of the blazes are believed to have been started between 03:00 and 04:00 on Sunday.

The fires are being treated as suspicious and a police have opened a joint investigation with Fire Scotland.

A police spokesperson said that the buildings have sustained "significant" damage as a result of the fires.

Officers are keen to trace two males who were seen in the area of the fires at the time of the incident.

They are described as being aged between 16 and 25 of slim build, between 5ft 8in and 6ft in height.

One of the men was wearing a dark jacket with a light motif or writing on the upper left shoulder while the second man had a lighter coloured hooded jacket.

Both men were spotted running from Wilson Street towards the junction with North Street.

Det Sgt Martin Macdougall said: "This was a senseless act that has caused considerable damage to the Peterhead Bowling Club and other buildings.

"Our inquiries are at an early stage and we are appealing for anyone with information that may help with our investigation to come forward."

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