Teen charged in relation to fires

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Police Scotland can confirm that a 16-year-old male has been charged in connection with a series of wilful fire-raisings in the Portlethen area that occurred on Tuesday August 30, 2016.

Sergeant Neil Grant said: “Thank you to the members of the public who helped with these inquiries. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

North Kincardine Councillor Alison Evison said: “The recent fires in Portlethen caused lots of anxiety to local residents. Thank you to the fire officers who managed to bring the fires under control.”

Officers in the area also continue to appeal for information in relation to a fire at Hillside House in Portlethen on Friday August 26. Anyone with information can contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you wish to remain anonymous.