Police Scotland have made an appeal for witnesses after an attempt was made to start a fire within a building in Paisley.

A number of people gained entry to the building and a fire was set on the floor of the property.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire at around 1.55pm on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021.

Nobody was injured during the wilful fire raising attempt.

Detective Constable Gary Bruce said: “Deliberately setting fire is extremely reckless. The consequences could have been far more severe had this fire spread.

“Our enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the property late on Wednesday, 23 June is urged to come forward.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 0127 of 24 June, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”