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Cat and two kittens killed as flat set ablaze in arson attack

Two kittens and a cat have died in a flat fire as police launch a manhunt for the arsonist behind it.

The inferno broke out at a block of flats in the coastal town of Methil, Fife at around 4.15am this morning.

A 36-year-old woman left the home at around 8pm on Friday, and Police Scotland said it is believed that no-one had been at the property since.

They are treating the blaze as deliberate and are appealing for information to catch the culprit.

Detective Sergeant Clark Forrest said: ‘Thankfully there were no injuries to anyone within the block of flats but the damage to the property and loss of the woman’s kittens and cat has been extremely distressing for her.

‘We’re still trying to establish the full circumstances so I’m appealing to anyone who has any relevant information or witnessed anything suspicious in the early hours of Saturday morning, or perhaps the days leading up to the incident, to contact us.’

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