Police treat Jedburgh garage fire as suspicious

A fire that damaged two cars at a garage in the Scottish Borders is being treated as suspicious by police.

Officers were called the scene of a blaze at 3:20m this morning (19 September) in Bongate.

On arrival, emergency services' first indications was that the fire was deliberately set.

The two fire-damaged cars are now set to be destroyed and investigations are underway.

Police are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and checking CCTV footage in hope of finding out more information about the incident.

“This garage sits within a residential area and it may be that someone saw or heard something in the early hours of this morning. I would appeal to local residents to think back and consider if they noticed anything suspicious, did you see anyone hanging around outside the garage, did you hear anything? Any small piece of information could assist us in locating whoever is responsible for this crime.”

Detective Constable Bruce Dodds
  • Police ask anyone with information to call officers at Jedburgh Police Station via 101.