POLICE have launched a probe after two early morning fires were started in Peebles.

The first incident took place around 2.30am today (June 19) when a bin was deliberately set on fire on High Street.

A second incident was reported around 3am the same morning when officers were called to Peebles Swimming Pool on Port Brae following the report of a second bin being set on fire and spreading to the building.

On both occasions the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fires safely. There were no injuries.

Officers believe the incidents are linked and both are being treated as suspicious at this time.

Detective inspector Ben Leathes, of Police Scotland’s CID, said: “Thankfully no one has been injured as a result of these fires.

“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, we are appealing to anyone who may have any information to come forward and speak to police.

“I would ask if you were in the area at the time or noticed anyone acting suspiciously that you get in touch with officers.”

Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0633 of Sunday, June 19, 2022.