Hazlehead Park: Police launch appeal after wilful fire at Aberdeen cafe

Police are appealing for witnesses after a deliberate fire at a cafe in the Hazelhead area of Aberdeen.

The site, inside Hazlehead Park in the city, was set alight around 9.20pm on Friday.

Police say the cafe has been “extensively damaged” and a social media post from the owners said it will remain closed “for the foreseeable future”.

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“Thankfully nobody has been hurt, but until the extent of the damage is fully assessed, our doors will be closed for the foreseeable future.”

Hazlehead Park Cafe in Aberdeen.Hazlehead Park Cafe in Aberdeen.
Hazlehead Park Cafe in Aberdeen.

Detective Constable Alan Gordon said: “The park is a popular place and well used by dog walkers and people out for a stroll or run.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the park between 7pm and 9.20pm last night who may have seen people hanging about the cafe or acting suspiciously nearby.”

Witnesses are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting the reference number 3460 of December 11, or calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.

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