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Appeal over £100,000 Aberdeen car transporter fire

Fire scene

A fire which caused an estimated £100,000 of damage to a car transporter in Aberdeen is being treated as suspicious.

The fire was reported in Canal Road, where the transporter was parked, in the early hours of Thursday.

The car transporter as well as the vehicles it was carrying were damaged.

Police Scotland, appealing for witnesses, said it was understood the damage caused would be around a low six-figure sum of money.

Man in area

Det Insp Lee Jardine said: "We are carrying out enquiries along with the fire service to establish the cause of the blaze and are appealing for anyone who saw anything unusual or suspicious in the area at the time to get in touch with us.

"Investigations are at an early stage, however we are treating this incident as suspicious.

"A number of lines of inquiry are being pursued including extensive CCTV work.

"A male aged 25-35 years old, approximately 6ft in height, slim build, dressed in dark clothing including a dark hat and hooded jacket, was seen in the area at the time.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous."

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