A LARGE group of youths deliberately lit a fire at Holm Park on Glasgow Road.

When the fire service attended at 8pm on January 5, they observed a small fire.

A barrage of bricks was then thrown at them and their vehicle.

The 15-20 youths, both male and female, started the fire by setting rubbish and building debris alight.

Police assistance was requested and when officers attended, the youths ran off to a derelict area.

Relevant enquiries are being carried out including CCTV being checked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.