Wilful Fire-raising at COVID TEST CENTRE in risk street, Dumbarton

By Bill Heaney

Police are hunting for a group of low life creeps following a deliberately raised fire the Covid Test Centre in Risk Street, Dumbarton.

Detectives are appealing for information following the fire in Risk Street on Saturday, 1 January, 2022.

Police were made aware of the fire at around 12.40am, just after the New Year bells,  when the fire service were in attendance at a fire in Risk Street at the Covid Test Centre. No-one was injured and the fire was extinguished.

There is no impact on the services provided at the Test Centre, according to the police.

Subsequent inquiries carried out by officers have established the fire was a deliberate act. Around 12.20am, an item was thrown at a canopy causing it to catch fire.

Detective Constable Thomas O’Donnell said: “We are in the process of reviewing CCTV footage from the area and the surrounding area and I’m confident it will provide useful information on the suspect and the incident. However, I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0262 of 1 January.  Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.

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One comment

  1. Arson, with or without people in the property under attack is a well practiced pastime for many in Dumbarton and the Vale. There are hundreds of arson attacks every year.

    And do the Police catch the offenders. Seems that they don’t. And yet the community very often know who these low life’s are.

    And so the question is where do we go from here. If the police are not putting the effort into catching these potential murders then what should our society be doing about.

    The proverbial head on a spike from the Middle Ages used to serve as a warning. Something that deterred. But there is no deterrence here. Of course I’m not suggesting anything like putting heads on spikes but as a society we need deterrence. This murderous behaviour needs to be stopped – it’s been going on for years and years, it’s a tradition with WDC having the highest arson rates in the country.

    Time our compromised Police force made a statement.

    ( PS I notice that the two life belts recently placed on the Bonhill Bridge over the Leven have been removed. Same murderous behaviour, same class of animal, and again, reflective of the scum that reside within our community )

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