Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Police on the hunt for vehicle firebug


Police are hunting for a man who set fire to a car parked in a Coatbridge street.

The incident, which is being treated as “wilful fireraisin­g”, took place at around 8pm last Tuesday, October 26, on the town’s Bankhead Avenue.

A black Mercedes 4x4 was torched by a male suspect who was “dressed in dark clothing”.

Detective David Williamson, of Lanarkshir­e CID, the Advertiser: “Thankfully, the fires were safely extinguish­ed by the fire brigade and there were no injuries as a result.

“We are appealing to anyone with informatio­n on the incident, and to any motorists in the area at that time that may have dash-cam footage.

“If you believe you can assist with our ongoing investigat­ion, call 101, quoting incident number 3382 of October 26.

“Alternativ­ely, you can call Crimestopp­ers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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