Police probing ‘positive line’ in house blaze murder inquiry
Detectives’ breakthrough in killing of lawyer’s son
DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a lawyer’s son in a deliberate house fire on New Year’s Day are following a “definite line of inquiry”.
Cameron Logan, 23, died in the blaze at his family home in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, after returning from a night out with his girlfriend Rebecca Williams.
Police Scotland confirmed the breakthrough after an exhaustive investigation that has seen a number of high-profile appeals and searches.
It came as Ms Williams’s father, who said she has been making steady progress in her fight for survival, thanked well-wishers for their support.
The radio journalist, known to friends as “Bex”, remains in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. She was well enough to speak to officers earlier this week.
Phillip Williams wrote on Facebook: “Thanks for all the thoughts and wishes. No real change yet, but I will try to put up news when I can. She’s fighting hard.”
The East Dunbartonshire fire happened after the couple returned from a Hogmanay party in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
It also resulted in psychology student Mr Logan’s parents, David and Cathy, being treated for smoke inhalation and caused the death of the family dog.
David Logan is a corporate lawyer for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
The victim’s brother, Blair, who was also staying at the property, was out at the time of the blaze.
Police were called to the fire in Achray Place at 7.25am on January 1 and have confirmed it was a deliberate act, which is being treated as murder and attempted murder.
One theory reported in the press was that the fire was started when Mr Logan’s bed was doused in petrol and set ablaze as he slept, although this has not been confirmed.
A number of appeals have been made to trace dog walkers and joggers in the area around the time of the fire.
Officers were especially keen to track a man in army combat clothing reported to have been walking on the West Highland Way on the morning of the fire.
It is believed he routinely walks from Maryhill to the West Highland Way at Craigton Road, often passing through the Milngavie area, and officers said he may have information which could help the ongoing probe.
Police have carried out door-todoor inquiries, checked CCTV footage in the area and interviewed people from the party the couple had attended.
They also searched woodland and waterways near the semidetached property.
Officers have also been looking for any information on a car that was parked in a lay-by at the time.
‘‘ Thanks for all the thoughts and wishes. I will try to put up news when I can. She’s fighting hard
BBC Scotland news reader Catriona Shearer cut the haggis as she joined 400 people to raise funds for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice at its Burns Supper in Glasgow.
Former leading referee Willie Young addressed the haggis and toasted the Immortal Memory, while ex-Scottish Conservative Party leader, Baroness Annabel Goldie, gave a toast at the Hilton Hotel. Shearer said she was delighted to be there, describing the hospice as “fantastic”. Work has started on a new hospice in Bellahouston Park. Picture: Mark Gibson
HORRIFIC: Cameron Logan, who died on New Year’s Day in Milngavie, withhis girlfriend, Rebecca ‘Bex’ Williams.