Police are investigating after a Celtic pub in Govan was deliberately set on fire.

Emergency services were called to the Tall Cranes pub on Craigton Road following a report of a blaze just after midnight this morning. 

The pub describes itself as "The No1 Celtic Bar in Govan" and "Home of the Govan Emerald Celtic Supporters Club and the James Connolly Republican Flute Band". 

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service worked to extinguish the blaze, and a number of nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

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Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.

A joint investigation is currently ongoing into the cause of the fire between officers and the fire service, which is believed to be suspicious.

Detective Inspector Peter Sharp, of Govan CID said: "It has been fortunate that on this occasion, nobody has been harmed by the fire but the incident meant that some local residents were disturbed during the night and moved from their homes whilst the fire was put out.

"We have a dedicated team of officers working to establish the full circumstances of this incident, which we believe was started deliberately.

"This behaviour will not be tolerated and I would like to reassure the local community that we have launched a thorough investigation into what happened and will work to bring those involved to account for their actions.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Craigton Road area late last night, or in the early hours of this morning, and who saw any suspicious behaviour, to report this to police as soon as possible. No matter how insignificant you think your information is, any information provide from witnesses will greatly assist us in understanding what happened and how the fire started.

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“I would ask anyone who has mobile phone footage or private CCTV of the incident to contact us and provide this to us as soon as possible.

"Equally, anyone driving on Craigton Road, or the surrounding areas, around the time of the fire, should check their dash cams and provide any footage capturing the incident to officers.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101 quoting incident number 0033 of October 9.

Alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.