Police look for answers as fire hits local business

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LOCAL business Giffnock Drycleaners was targeted in an episode of wilful fire raising on Monday.

Police say the Fenwick Road business was deliberately set on fire at around 3am. As well as damage to the property, a van was also “very badly damaged” as a 

Inspector Alan Dixon told The Extra: “We are looking for witnesses. At this time we have no definite line of inquiry.

“This incident will have a significant impact on both the shop owner and the community.

“If anybody was in the vicinity between 2.30am and 3.30am on Monday morning, I urge them to get in touch with any information they may have.”

Meanwhile, police talked a man down from the brink of suicide on Tuesday evening .

A 50-year-old male made his way to the bell tower on Pollokshaws Burgh Hall and threatened to jump.

However, a police team was deployed and they managed, with assistance from fire and ambulance services, to secure a safe conclusion to the incident.

Several nearby roads were closed to both vehicles and pedestrians at that time.

Inspector Paul Quinn told The Extra: “Given these things can often have very nasty endings, we were very glad to secure a successful conclusion.”

The man is now being treated in the Southern General hosptial.

Correction: In the original edition of this article, The Extra stated Giffnock Dry Cleaners was closed for several weeks. This is not the case. The business remains open and did not miss a day of trading.