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Langholm Old Mill fire being treated as suspicious

Officers are investigating a suspicious fire in Langholm.

Around 8.20pm on Wednesday 25 June 2019 police were called to an ongoing fire at the site of the Old Mill on William Street.

Fire and Rescue Services were in attendance and the fire was eventually extinguished.

Surrounding streets were cordoned off as a safety precaution while the fire was ongoing..

Whilst enquiries are at an early stage into the cause of the fire it is being treated as suspicious.

Constable Loreto Burke said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area around William Street on Tuesday evening. Particularly we are keen to identify a number of young people who were seen near the scene of the fire prior to it being discovered.”

Anyone with any information which may assist in this investigation is asked to call Police Scotland on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 3881 25/6.