DAMAGE of around £36,000 has been caused following a "reckless" act of wilful fireraising in the Borders, police say.

The incident happened at Greenlaw Dean, Berwickshire, just before midnight on Tuesday, June 8, according to officers.

A police spokesperson said a "large quantity of plastic crop cover rolls" were "deliberately set alight".

Officers are now keen to trace the drivers of two vehicles which were seen in the area to help them with their enquiries.

Detective Liam Myers said: “This was a reckless and dangerous act and we're carrying out enquiries in the local area.

"We’re appealing to anyone with information on the fire which could assist our enquiries to please come forward.

"We're also looking to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have seen anyone suspicious around the time of the incident or anyone in Greenlaw who has CCTV.

"We are particularly interested in two silver or white BMW/Audi type saloons which were seen in the area at the time.

"You can call police on 101, quoting incident 0055 of June 9. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous."