TWO homes and two vans have been damaged after a car was deliberately set alight in Port Seton in the early hours of yesterday.

The incident took place at about 1am on Laburnum Avenue in the village when a parked car, a Seat Arona, was set on fire.

Two vans - a Vauxhall Vivaro and a Peugeot Partner - parked near to the Seat, were also damaged.

​No one was injured in the incident but the semi-detached houses on either side of the car sustained fire damage.

East Lothian Courier: The home that was damaged on Laburnum Avenue- Image: Gordon Bell

​Enquiries carried out by Police Scotland have so far established that a light-coloured Vauxhall Corsa was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

Three individuals were also spotted at the time. They were said to be of slim build and were wearing dark-coloured trousers and dark-coloured hooded tops.

​Officers have also been checking relevant CCTV footage for any additional information.

​Detective Constable John Lumsden of Police Scotland said: “Fortunately, no-one was injured, however, it’s imperative we trace those responsible.

"I would appeal to residents to think back if they saw or noticed anything or anyone suspicious prior to the car being set on fire.

"I would also ask for anyone with recording equipment, such as dash cams or doorbell cameras, to check the footage.

"It could have images relevant to our investigation.”

​Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0187 of 7 November, 2023.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.