Spirits and whisky worth £21k stolen from lorry at service station 

Police said seven pallets of alcohol worth thousands of pounds were taken by the thieves during the raid. 

Alcohol worth more than £21,000 stolen from HGV parked at Hamilton Services on M74 northbound Getty Images

Pallets of alcohol worth more than £21,000 have been stolen from a lorry at a service station in South Lanarkshire. 

The goods were stolen from the HGV, which was parked at Hamilton Services on the M74 northbound, between 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 22 and 3.30am on Wednesday November 23 

Police said seven pallets of spirits and whisky were taken by the thieves during the raid. 

Officers have urged members of the public who have been offered alcohol at a discount price to get in touch, as it may be stolen. 

Detective sergeant Victoria Murray of Cambuslang CID said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was at the service station and saw anything suspicious to contact us. We would been keen to speak to anyone who has dash-cam footage, you may have captured something that could assist our enquiries.

“Those responsible will be looking to sell on the alcohol. If you are offered alcohol at a discounted price, you would be wise to suspect it has been stolen. It is a criminal offence to buy stolen goods.

“Anyone who knows who was responsible should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0293 of November 23 2022.”