COPS have appealed for information after a deliberate blaze was started at a block of flats in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fire teams raced to the inferno at the converted church building on Lilybank Terrace in Hillhead just after 3am.

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Fortunately no-one was injured as a result of the fire however there is extensive damage to the building.

It came before violence swept the city following clashes at the Old Firm football game on Sunday.

Detective Inspector Gillian Faulds, of Drumchapel CID, said: “We believe that this fire was deliberate and therefore we are carrying out enquiries to trace the person or persons responsible.

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“Anybody who starts a fire is reckless and irresponsible and it was extremely fortunate that nobody was injured during this incident.

“We are appealing for anybody who may have been in the area at the time, perhaps coming home from a night out, or having been woken during the night, to think back?

"Do you remember seeing anybody in the area acting suspiciously before the fire?

"We urge you to get in touch and let us decide if the information is relevant or not, the slightest piece of information could be crucial to the investigation.”

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Anybody with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 0485 of Sunday 31 March 2019.

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.