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Attempted murder probe launched after 'deliberate' flat fire in Ayr

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An attempted murder probe has been launched following a 'deliberate' flat fire in South Ayrshire. The alarm was raised around 4.30am on Saturday, September 10 when police were called to reports of a blaze at a top floor flat on Russell Drive in the town of Ayr.

Officers say early enquiries suggest the fire had been started deliberately. It is understood no one was harmed in the incident but, due to the circumstances, cops believe it was a targeted attack.They are treating the event as attempted murder, and an investigation is now underway.

As part of their extensive efforts to identify those responsible, police have undertaken door-to-door enquiries.They are also in the midst of of reviewing CCTV footage for any further information, and have stationed additional officers in the area so as to quell the worry of local residents.Detective Inspector Martin Prendergast said: “Thankfully no-one was injured, however, the fire was started deliberately and could have had serious consequences."I am appealing to local residents for any information they may have regarding this incident.

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