Cars have been set alight and covered in racist graffiti at a business in Midlothian.

Police are treating the early morning attack in Loanhead as a hate crime.

It took place at around 5.10 am on Saturday.

Police Scotland said it has no reports of any injuries and inquiries are continuing.

Detective Constable John Lumsden said: “Due to racist graffiti on the vehicles, we are currently treating this as a hate crime.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time of the incident to get in touch if they have any information or dash-cam footage which may assist with our investigation.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who was in the area or who witnessed the fire.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 0663 of 13 March, 2021. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.