POLICE have launched a probe after a van was torched on a Greenock street in the dead of night. 

The incident happened in Larkfield in the early hours of today.

A spokesman from Greenock CID said: “Around about 2.50am this morning, a van in Auchmead Road was set on fire.

“It is being treated as a wilful fire and we’re appealing for any witnesses to come forward or anyone with dash cam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Greenock CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.