SIX vehicles were set on fire while parked outside Ayrshire’s prison before a dark coloured vehicle was seen leaving the scene.

Detectives are appealing for information after the incident at HMP Kilmarnock on Friday, April 23.

Police received a call that six vehicles within the prison car park had been set alight at around 7.25pm.

No one was injured in the incident and officers are checking surrounding CCTV footage for further information on the car and its occupants.

Police say a dark coloured car was seen driving away from the prison after the vehicles were set on fire.

Detective Inspector Ewan Bell said: “I’m sure someone will have seen or noticed this dark coloured car as it sped off from the prison car park.

“All of the cars involved have been extensively damaged and I am appealing to people who were in the area around the time of the incident to contact us. Also, I would appeal to any motorists to check their dash cam footage as it may have captured an image which could assist us in our enquiries.”

Additional officers will be patrolling the area to provide reassurance to the local community and anyone with concerns can approach and speak to these officers.

Anyone with information can call police via 101, quoting incident number 3428 of 23 April or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.