Man dies after suspicious blaze rips through flat
Emergency services were called to the fire at the property in St Catherine's Square in Perth.
A man has died after a fire in a flat, which police are treating as suspicious.
Emergency services were called to the property in St Catherine's Square in Perth at 9.45pm on Sunday.
Two appliances attended the incident, with a spokesman for the force describing the blaze as "substantial".
People were evacuated from the building and a man was treated by paramedics at the scene but died.
Police Scotland said enquiries were ongoing.
Detective Inspector Gavin McKinlay said: "A joint investigation with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is currently ongoing, but I can confirm that the fire is being treated as suspicious.
"We would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area of St Catherine's Square in Perth just before 10pm yesterday evening and saw anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch with police."
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.