Appeal after car deliberately set on fire in Lanarkshire
Officers in Lanarkshire are appealing for witnesses after a car was deliberately set on fire in Law.
The vehicle was parked outside a property on Bell Grove in the village in the early hours of Sunday, 23 May, approximately between midnight and 12.15am.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire. Nobody was injured, though the vehicle was extensively damaged.
Enquiries so far have establish a dark coloured car drove on Waterlands Road up to the junction at Bell Grove, before stopping.
Two men then got out and walked onto Bell Grove, with a third unidentified person staying at the car. They were then seen on CCTV running back to the car a short
time later before driving off.
No further description of these individuals or the car are currently available.
Police Constable Iain Denholm of Lanark Police Station said: "The vehicle was parked on a driveway close to the property where the occupants were asleep inside. If
the fire has spread to the house then the consequences could have been far more severe.
"Our enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who have seen any suspicious activity around the area between 11.45pm on Saturday, 22 May until around 12.20am on Sunday to get in touch.
"Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting incident 0110 of 23 May, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
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