Tayside and Central Scotland

Police investigating Cowie fires arrest 18-year-old man

A teenager has been arrested following a spate of fires in a Stirlingshire village.

Central Scotland Police confirmed an 18-year-old man is to appear before Stirling Sheriff Court on Wednesday in connection with four incidents in Cowie.

The fires broke out in the Mount Oliphant, Burns Terrace, Main Street and Brig O'Doon Grove areas between Monday and Tuesday.

No-one was injured in any of the fires.

A police spokesman said: "All these incidents could have had serious consequences. As a result of vital information provided by the community we were able to detect these crimes swiftly."

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