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Appeal launched after Aberdeenshire barn blaze causes more than £10,000 of damage

Thursday November 28th 2019 at 3:30 PM


An appeal has been launched after a fire in a barn near Rothienorman which caused more than £10,000 worth of damage.

Firefighters were called to the blaze, which destroyed around 1,000 bales of straw, in Waulkmill Farm at around 8.45pm on Tuesday, 26 November.

Nobody was injured and police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity.

Sergeant Colin Houston said: “Inquiries are still ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are keeping an open mind as to how it may have started. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area before the fire broke out.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 3505 of 27 November. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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