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MetiNews.Com - A major investigation is underway after CCTV caught a masked thug pouring accelerant onto the cars before setting them alight
Breaking News ! The burnt-out cars belonging to Celtic boss Peter Lawwell have been removed from his luxury home after a targeted attack. Police confirmed the early morning blaze was started deliberately and have appealed for information after CCTV footage captured a masked thug pouring accelerant on to the vehicles in Thorntonhall. The family escaped uninjured and the outgoing chief executive has broken his silence, thanking fans for the support he and his family have received. Lanarkshire Live Facebook Head over to our new Lanarkshire Live Facebook page to make sure you're up to date with the top stories in the region He is also echoing the appeal from Police Scotland asking anyone with information to come forward. “This has been a devastating attack on myself and my family, the effects of which will stay with us all for a long time," said Lawwell. “I am, of course, extremely relieved that everyone is safe. I would like to thank my wife and my family for their support and for the strength and courage they have shown during such a difficult time." Police have released a description of the suspect in the fire-bombing. He has been described as around 5 ft 10 ins tall and of slim build and wearing black joggers, a black hooded jumper with the hood up, black trainers and a face mask. Emergency services - including eight fire engines - raced to the scene near East Kilbride at around 1am yesterday. The blaze spread from the vehicles to a two-storey garage while Lawwell and his family slept. Reports claim the 61-year-old Parkhead boss’s daughter and granddaughter were staying above the garage when the attack happened. Read More Related Articles Police launch appeal after woman assaulted in East Kilbride Mr Lawwell added: "I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my thanks to the Fire Service for their skill, bravery and professionalism in dealing with the fire, and Police Scotland, too, for their support and professionalism. “I also thank the Celtic Board and Celtic staff for all the support they have given me. It has been fantastic and sincerely appreciated.
. This has provided us with great comfort and we all offer our heartfelt thanks for the concern and support which people have shown." Police say a silver/grey hatchback car was also seen near to the house at the time of the fire.
Peter Lawell's house in Thorntonhill
Police hunt for thug linked to huge blaze at home of Celtic boss
The Parkhead boss returned to the badly damaged property on yesterday evening to collect personal belongings alongside family members and security staff.
Peter Lawwell was seen leaving his home this afternoon
(Image: Daily Record)
Our sister title, the Daily Record, pictured cases of clothes being taken from the house by Lawwell while a pet cat was carried out alongside a baby carrier and bouncer. Police are also asking for anyone with personal CCTV footage or dashcam footage to get in touch. Detective Inspector Susie Cairns said: "This was a completely reckless act which destroyed three cars and caused significant damage to the property's garage.
Fire Crews and investigators at the scene of a fire at Celtic Chief Peter Lawwell's Thorntonhall home. Pic Victoria Stewart, Reach
“The consequences could have been so much worse but thankfully nobody was injured during this incident. "I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time that saw a man or car matching this description or saw any unusual activity to please come forward." Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 0134 of 19 May. *Don't miss the latest headlines from around Lanarkshire. Sign up to our newsletters here. And did you know Lanarkshire Live had its own app? Download yours for free here.
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