A CAR was torched while parked outside a Bonhill home earlier this week.

Police are investigating the attack in Broomhill Crescent where the Volkswagen Beetle was extensively damaged and there was further damage to the outside of the house.

The incident happened at around 12.25am on January 2 and officers are keen to speak with a man who was seen in the area at the time who may have seen the person or people responsible.

The man is described as around 5ft 8 inches tall with short, light brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue puffer style jacket and jeans.

Chief Inspector Scott Carlin, area commander, said: “Luckily no one was injured during this incident, however, the fire has caused considerable damage. Officers are checking CCTV and carrying out house to house enquiries in the area.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the local area early on Wednesday morning to contact Dumbarton Police Office through 101 quoting incident number 0099 of the January 2.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

Police are also appealing for information about three separate incidents of wheelie bins being set on fire over the last few nights in Bonhill.

The first bin was set alight at 9pm on January 1 in Braehead, while the second and third were set alight at 12.35am on January 2 and 1.35am on January 3 in O’Hare respectively.

Anyone with information about these incidents should contact police on 101.