South Scotland

Former Galashiels abattoir fire 'suspicious'

Abattoir fire Image copyright Angela Soave
Image caption Fire crews were sent to the scene of the fire for several hours on Friday into Saturday

Police are treating a fire at a former abattoir in the Scottish Borders as suspicious.

They say the blaze, which broke out around 17:00 on Friday at the Galashiels site, may have been started deliberately.

Winston Road was closed for several hours and emergency crews remained at the scene into the early hours of Saturday.

Nobody was hurt but the building was extensively damaged.

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