Police are investigating an incident of wilful fire-raising at a Covid testing centre in West Dunbartonshire.

A fire at the centre in Risk Street, Dumbarton, during the early hours of January 1 was described by Police Scotland as a “deliberate act”.

Police Scotland said that the fire was started by someone throwing burning material onto the wall of a large gazebo.

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The centre is still in operation

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene at around 12.40am, with the fire extinguished soon after.

No-one was injured, and the incident has not affected test services at the centre, the police added.

Officers are investigating, with police appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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The damage is clearly visible 

Detective Constable Thomas O’Donnell said: “We are in the process of reviewing CCTV footage from the area and the surrounding area, and I’m confident it will provide useful information on the suspect and the incident.

“However, I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact us.”