Police appeal after fire attempts at sheltered housing complex

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Police in Fife are appealing for information following two incidents of wilful fire-raising at a sheltered home complex in Kirkcaldy.

The incidents occurred between Thursday, May 21, and Saturday, May 23, at Saunders Court when an unknown number of suspects attempted to set fire to the door and window of two properties belonging to elderly female residents.

The fires were the culmination of a series of anti-social behaviour incidents which have occurred over the last few weeks at the complex which is owned by the Kingdom Housing Association.

The scheme is populated in the main by elderly members of Kirkcaldy’s Chinese community.

Police are now appealing for any information and officers have been conducting patrols in the area.

Police Constable Mike Daglish said that the two incidents were serious but no-one had been harmed.

“Fortunately these fires have not taken hold and burnt out quickly,” he said. “However they have caused much distress to the elderly residents who have been targeted.

“We are appealing for any information regarding these incidents. Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police immediately.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiry can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.