AN investigation has been launched after a group of men tried to set a van alight in Erskine.

The alarm was raised after a member of the public saw three men wearing dark clothing acting suspiciously next to a white Ford Transit parked in Baird Drive at around 10.15pm on Saturday.

When officers arrived at the scene, the suspects had disappeared but one of the vehicle's windows had been smashed.

Police confirmed the incident is being treated as attempted fireraising and that the van had been seized for forensic examination.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101.