A "suspicious" fire at a recycling plant has caused £500,000 worth of damage.
Crews were called to the site in Albert Street, Motherwell, at around 2.30am on Sunday. Equipment in the yard was well alight and firefighters worked to put out the flames.
The police and fire service carried out an investigation and discovered the blaze was started deliberately.
Strathclyde Police is now appealing for witnesses as it tries to track down the person responsible.
Detective Sergeant Scott Wilson said: "The premises is owned by a recycling company and the damage is mainly to a high-value piece of machinery which is estimated to be worth half a million pounds.
"Officers are checking the extensive CCTV from the yard and carrying out enquiries in the local area. Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, Albert St can have a steady stream of taxis and cars at this time, so it is possible that someone may have seen people or vehicles acting suspiciously in the area before the fire or making away at speed after the incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wishaw CID on 01698 202 600 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
From STV News