COPS are on the hunt for a firebug who deliberately torched a car in a quiet Renfrew street. 

Detectives investigating the incident say they were alerted to the blaze at around 12.10am this morning in Gibson Road. 

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and later extinguished the blaze which engulfed parts of a black Mini Cooper and is now believed to have been set deliberately.

It is understood the blaze was discovered when a neighbour heard a car speed off from the scene and looked out their window. 

Graffiti was also discovered by detectives near the scene but it is not clear if it is connected or not. 

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Police are asking anyone with information to call them on 101.

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