Four cars were torched and daubed in racist graffiti on Saturday at a car dealership garage in Midlothian, Scotland.
Police are treating the attack that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning at Loanhead Car Sales as a hate crime.
The vehicles, including two vans, were set alight after being covered with racist words including “P**i” at the car dealership– the alarm was raised and emergency services attended the scene.
Speaking toThe Daily Record, business co-owner Rajvir Singh Janjua is now counting the cost with some £30,000 worth of damage done.
“This is a hate crime. They have written these words just to be racist… I am absolutely disgusted and I just don’t understand why anyone would ever do anything like this,” he said.
According to Janjua, the business was subject to another racist attack in August 2018.
Reports suggest the incident took place around 5:10am on Saturday with Police Scotland adding there were no injuries.
As inquiries continue, Detective Constable John Lumsden said: "Due to racist graffiti on the vehicles, we are currently treating this as a hate crime.”
He added: "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."