Appeal following wilful fire-raisings in Bothwell
Detectives are appealing for information after two incidents of wilful fire-raisings in Bothwell.
Police were called to a report of a vehicle on fire at a property in Croftbank Avenue around 10.40pm on Monday, 17 May.
Officers also attended a report of two vehicles on fire at a different property on Croftbank Avenue around 2.30pm on Tuesday, 18 May.
The suspects in the second incident are described as:
1) male, slim build, 5 ft 10 ins tall. He was wearing a black tracksuit with white on the sleeves and trousers and was wearing a face mask
2) male, slim build, dressed all in black also wearing a face mask.
In both incidents, an accelerant was used to set the cars alight and a burgundy vehicle was seen leaving the scene in the direction of Bothwell Main Street, possibly a Vauxhall Vectra.
Detective Constable Chris Mclaughlin said: "We believe the two incidents to be linked and are appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the fires to get in touch. Did you see anyone matching the car or suspects' description? If you have any personal CCTV or dash-cam footage that could assist our investigation, please get in touch."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting reference number 3960 of 17 May. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.