AN investigation has been launched after a wheelie bin and a nearby container were deliberately set alight next to a bowling club in Renfrew.

A crew from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was able to extinguish the flames outside Robertson Park Bowling Club at around 6pm on Wednesday before anyone was injured.

Police confirmed the incident is being treated as wilful fireraising.

Inspector Allan O’Hare, head of community policing for Renfrewshire, said: “If anybody has seen anyone acting suspiciously in Robertson Park around this time, please get in touch with us.”

Call 101 if you have any information.

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