By Democrat reporter

Police in West Dunbartonshire are appealing for information following an incident of wilful fire-raising in Balloch and Renton.

Around 12.55 am on Saturday, 14 March, police received report of a blue Kia Cee’d car on fire in the car park adjacent to Haldane Court, Balloch. The fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and nobody was injured as a result.

The suspect is described as a white man, slim build and was wearing a dark hooded top and dark clothing.

Detective Constable Iain Allison, of Argyll and West Dunbartonshire CID, said: “We are appealing to members of the public who may have any information relating to this deliberate fire.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the taxi driver who was in the area at the time and may be able to help with our enquiries.

“I would urge anyone else who may have been in the area at the time or anyone with dash cam footage of the area to get in contact with officers.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 0248 of 14 March.

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Bunt out car on the towpath of the River Leven at Cordale.

Meanwhile, out Fishing on Friday, Bill. Lovely nature abounded mallards mating, deer hiding in trees, seals looking for salmon, snow drops and daffodils on river banks. Fishing the Cordale salmon pools – it was great to enjoy the river in spring again till I came round to the Sandy Hole pool and lo and behold this was the scene on the riverbank. I think this is the cooncils responsibility.  Might be worth a wee slot in your next notebook ? – Concerned fisherman

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