News – Police Station incident

Glen Gardens
Glen Gardens

Police are investigating after someone tried to set fire to an Aberdeen police station on Tuesday 2nd March.

At around 7:20am police were alerted to reports of attempted fire raising at Dyce Police Station.

School Parent and Glen Gardens resident Naomi Hurst said:

“I heard a car speeding off outside.”

“Then the first thing we heard was the Police cars showing up at 7:30 this morning in front of the house. We are taped in.”

There was a heavy police presence around all access routes to the School. Gordon Terrace and Glen Gardens were cordoned off.

Parents received a text message at 8:30 telling them the school will be closed for the whole day.

Gordon Terrace
Gordon Terrace

The message said: “Due to an ongoing incident at the Police Station the school is CLOSED today to all the adults and children.

We will update you as soon as Police give us more info. Mrs Kerr.”

A police spokesperson said: “Police can confirm that officers were in attendance following reports of attempted fire raising at Dyce police station at 7.20am.

“Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance however nothing caught fire.”

A silver VW car was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything or witnessed anything suspicious.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ” We were called at 7:16.

“Two appliances were sent to a small fire on the roof of the police office.

“The fire was extinguished using hose-reel jets.”

The firefighters left the scene at 8.25.

Commenting on the attempted fire raising incident at Dyce Police Station, which resulted in Dyce Primary School being closed to pupils today (Tuesday) local MSP, Mark McDonald, whose daughter attends Dyce School, said:”Given the proximity of the police station to both the community centre and the local school, we could have been looking at significant consequences from this action.

“Especially as it appears to have occurred not long before many children would have been arriving to start the school day.