Police are appealing for information following a series of wilful fireraising incidents in Garthamlock and Craigend
Officers in Glasgow are asking the public for information following a series of wilful fireraising incidents in the Garthamlock and Craigend areas of Glasgow.
Within a three day period there have been five separate instances of fires being set deliberately, which police suspect may be linked.
On Tuesday, 22 June, 2021, around 1am, we received a report of a fire having been set at the front door to a property on Cumbusdoon Road.
Around twenty minutes later a blue Nissan Note car was set alight at the rear of Otterswick Place, closely followed by two further fires set to a white Fiat panel van and a white Vauxhall Combo van, which were nearby at the rear of properties on Porchester Street.
Finally, two days later on Thursday, 24 June, 2021, we received reports of red Vauxhall Vectra vehicle set on fire around 1.20am on Mossvale Walk.
All five fires were extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and no one was injured as a result. Enquiries into all five incidents, and investigations into whether or not there are any links between them, are ongoing.
Officers are keen to talk to anyone who has information which may help with investigations into any of the above incidents.
Detective Constable Grant Watson of Shettleston CID said: “These incidents of wilful fireraising have been completely reckless and I want to make it clear that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities.
“Thankfully no one was injured in these incidents but setting deliberate fires is highly dangerous and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible.
“I’d also like to reassure the public that there will be an increased police presence in the area to carry out investigations to tackle this problem and prevent any further instances occurring.
“I would encourage anyone who has information which could be of assistance to please come forward.
“If you do have any information, or if you may have seen anything or maybe have dashcam footage or private CCTV footage of any of the incidents please contact police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 0191 of 22 June, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.