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Children treated in hospital after deliberate flat fires

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Image caption The fires were deliberately started in the common close areas of flats in Linnhead Drive

Two young children have been treated in hospital after two fires were deliberately started in the common close areas of flats in Glasgow.

Emergency services were called to the flats on Linnhead Drive, in Priesthill, at about 01:10 on Sunday.

The children, aged two and three, were checked for smoke inhalation at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and later released.

Both fires are being treated as wilful and police have appealed for witnesses.

'Reckless acts'

Det Sgt Phil Peacock said: "These reckless acts could have had far more serious consequences.

"To senselessly jeopardise the safety of residents, including children, will not be tolerated by police or the community."

The detective said officers had been speaking to local people and assessing CCTV footage.

He added: "You may have heard a disturbance or seen someone running off in the early hours of Sunday morning from Linnhead Drive.

"No matter how small you think the information you have may be, as part of our broader investigation it could make all the difference."

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