Police Scotland have made an appeal for witnesses following an intentional fire at a derelict building in Johnstone.

The incident at Maple Drive, in the Johnstone Castle area of Johnstone, was reported at around 7.30am on Sunday and is believed to have taken place on Saturday at some point.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing and enquiries have indicated that one of the suspects may have partly set fire to their clothes during the incident.

Detective Constable Jade Clark, from Paisley CID, said: “We’re asking for anyone with information on this fire or the people involved to come forward.

“If you believe you can assist our investigation, please call 101, quoting reference 0945 of 1 May. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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