Suspicious fire in Bonnyrigg

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Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire in Bonnyrigg.

The incident happened at around 4.40am on Sunday morning 14th August at a house in Chester Grove in Bonnyrigg where a fire took place around the front door of the dwelling.

Two fire crews put out the blaze, and the house suffered extensive smoke damage.

Detective Constable Brian O’Neill from Dalkeith CID said: “This could have had tragic consequences. Thankfully, the occupier was out at the time of the attack and as a result was unhurt.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the Chester Grove area of Bonnyrigg during Saturday night or the early hours of Sunday morning is urged to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.