POLICE have charged a man in connection with a number of fires that took place in Houston.

The 21-year-old man is suspected of deliberately starting fires at the village’s Co-op store, Paul’s Fast Food and Houston Primary School.

Each of these incidents took place last year.

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Inspector Jim Cast, who is based at Johnstone Police Office, said the man was due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court yesterday.

He added: “There has been an extensive investigation into these incidents, which has resulted in this arrest.”

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