AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a Glasgow nursery was deliberately targeted in a fire.

Elmcroft Nursery School in the city's East End was set ablaze on Tuesday evening and has caused both external and internal damage.

Nursery staff have set up a fundraiser to raise money for the nursery to be able to pay for security cameras in the building. 

Letitia Webb, who launched a gofundme page, said: "Unfortunately someone has set fire to part of the building and causing external and internal damage to the building.

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"The kids have already missed out on so much due to covid and now they are missing out on being at nursery and spending time with their friends.

"We are hoping to raise enough money to help out with the cost towards security cameras and anything else that would keep the kids nursery safe from being vandalised again."

Officers confirmed that they were treating the fire as deliberate. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers received a report of a fire at a nursery on Croftcroighn Road, Glasgow around 8.20pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. 

"There were no reports of any injuries. 

"The fire is being treated as wilful and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."

You can donate to the nursery's fundraiser here