Po­lice prob­ing ‘pos­i­tive line’ in house blaze mur­der in­quiry

De­tec­tives’ break­through in killing of lawyer’s son

The Herald - - NEWS - JODY HAR­RI­SON NEWS RE­PORTER

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.

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