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Police appeal following ‘targeted attacks’ in Bo’ness

Police in the Forth Valley say they believe recent incidents of fire-raising and vandalism in Bo’ness ARE linked.

An attempt to set fire to a property on Bridgeness Road was made last Friday night – although it wasn’t significantly damaged.

On the same street, less than 24 hours later, a silver Renault Clio vehicle was then vandalised.

Officers think the attacks were targeted and have urged anyone with relevant information to contact them.

Sergeant Alyson Bolton from Grangemouth Police Station said, “We believe that these are targeted attacks, but that the intended target is not the owner of the vehicle, nor a resident at the address involved.

“Starting fires deliberately is extremely reckless and dangerous and can have catastrophic consequences. It is fortunate that on this occasion no one was injured.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Bridgeness Road area overnight on Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th August, or has any information to help us trace those responsible, to contact us as soon as possible.

“I would also urge people be careful of what they post on social media and understand that incorrect information can be shared and spread very quickly. This can lead to innocent people being targeted which is completely unacceptable.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2133 of 6 August (fire-raising) or 3477 of 5 August (vehicle vandalism), or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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