A man was hospitalised and a vehicle was damaged following a series of deliberate fires in Auchinleck over the weekend.

Around 4.25am on Saturday, September 4, cops were called to a report of a shed on fire at a property on Church Street.

There were no reports of any injuries, however a vehicle was damaged during the incident.

Around 4.45am on the same night, police were called to a report of a fire at a property on Arran Drive.

One man was taken to Ayr Hospital for treatment and later released.

Both fires are being treated as wilful but do not appear to be linked at this time, say police. They are now appealing to the public for any information on the events. 

Detective Sergeant Sarah Holland said: “Thankfully no-one was seriously injured as a result of these incidents.

“There is nothing to suggest that these incidents are linked but enquiries are ongoing.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

“I would also appeal for anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV to review it and get in touch if they believe they can assist.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area and anyone with concerns are asked to report them to officers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 0738 of September 4.