A WHITECROOK resident has said she is scared to go to sleep at night due to the amount of fires that have taken place on her street.

The woman, who asked not to be named, told the Post there has been “around 10 fires” at McCreery Street recently.

She added: “They have been setting fire to the wheelie bins and it is bad. Sometimes there’s hardly anything left. One time, the rendering on one of the houses came away from the house.

“I’m afraid to go to sleep. I keep being woken up by the sound of fire engines. Sometimes it is 7pm but the last one was at 4am and it was right outside my house. My neighbour came and chapped by door.”

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that there have been eight fires since October 19 in the street. All of which were rubbish or bins and were extinguished.

And police at Clydebank said they have reports of two fires – one at 9.45pm on October 28 of bin bags being set alight and one at 4am on Sunday, November 17 of a wheelie bin fire.

Two men, understood to be aged 39 and 40, have been arrested in connection with the blaze early on Sunday morning.