THE detective leading the investigation into the firebomb attacks in Greenock has hailed the latest arrest.

A 25-year-old was arrested yesterday after an alleged attempted murder in Kincaid Court on September 28, when a ground floor flat was set alight. 

Detective Superintendent Gerry McBride of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division said: “This is the fourth arrest and charge in connection with our investigation into recent fire-raisings in the area.

“This is another significant development into these incidents, which I know have caused distress and concern within the community of Inverclyde and I would like to reassure the public that investigations remain ongoing and an increased police presence is still in the area. 

“I would continue to urge anyone with information to please contact police on 101, our dedicated email address or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."