Fam­ily’s cars are set ablaze

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

A Wishaw fam­ily have been left badly shaken af­ter two of their cars were torched as they slept.

No-one was in­jured in the at­tack in Hope­field Gar­dens, Gowk­thrap­ple, but a source close to the fam­ily, who did not want to be iden­ti­fied, said they were left dis­tressed by the in­ci­dent.

He said: “They don’t feel com­fort­able liv­ing in their own home.

“It’s very trau­matic for any­one hav­ing to go through that. They are very dis­tressed.”

The alarm was raised at 12.30am last Wed­nes­day when the ve­hi­cles, a Volk­swa­gen Golf and Alfa Romeo, were set ablaze.

The po­lice and fire ser­vice were called and ar­rived quickly on the scene.

A Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue spokesman said: “The ser­vice was alerted at 12.52am on Wed­nes­day, July 4, to re­ports of a fire in­volv­ing two ve­hi­cles in Wishaw.

“Op­er­a­tions Con­trol mo­bilised one fire en­gine to Hope­field Gar­dens, where fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished the fire.

“A third ve­hi­cle suf­fered su­per­fi­cial dam­age as a re­sult of the heat from the flames. “There were no ca­su­al­ties. “Crews left at 1.15am af­ter en­sur­ing the area was made safe.” De­spite re­peated ef­forts, the Wishaw Press was un­able to ob­tain any re­sponse from the po­lice in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent other than to say that it was a “live en­quiry”.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on this in­ci­dent is urged to con­tact po­lice on 101.

Al­ter­na­tively con­tact Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 where calls are free and anonymity will be main­tained.

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