Man arrested and charged with attempted murder after Greenock house fire

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted murder after a house was set on fire in Greenock.

We told how the property in the town’s Union Street went up in flames on Monday, September 14.

Forensic officers were round the back of the property in Union Street, Greenock.
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The blaze sparked a spate of petrolbomb attacks in the Inverclyde town, which police are treating as connected incidents.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection on Thursday.

Police investigating the Union Street incident
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He is due to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court on Friday.

Police urge anyone with information to come forward as the probe into the attacks continues.

Police mark the scene of an incident on Greenock’s Union Street.
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Detective Superintendent Gerry McBride of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division said: “This is a significant development in our investigation into recent fire-raisings in the area and a multi-agency effort to find those responsible remains ongoing.

“I would continue to urge anyone with information to please contact police on 101, our dedicated email address OperationTell@scotland.pnn.police.uk or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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