Car torched outside home in middle of the afternoon

A Nissan Qashqai was deliberately set ablaze outside a home in Coatbridge on Saturday afternoon.

A car was left completely burnt out outside a Coatbridge home following a “brazen” and “dangerous” fire attack. 

Police have launched an investigation after a Nissan Qashqai was deliberately set ablaze on Lomond Road around 4.20pm on Saturday.

No one was injured during the attack, which detectives believe to be targeted.

Detective constable Paul James said: “Thankfully no one was injured as a result of this fire but the car was completely burnt out.  

“At the moment we don’t know why this car was targeted, however, to set fire to a car in the middle of the afternoon on a busy street is quite brazen, not to mention dangerous. 

“Although Lomond Road is mainly residential, there’s a lot of through traffic and, at this time of the afternoon, I am sure there would have been a lot of people and traffic. 

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen any activity around the car at the time and to passing cars which may have dash-cam footage. 

“Officers have been making local enquiries and checking CCTV and, as a result, are keen to speak to the occupants of a silver pick-up style vehicle that was seen on CCTV in the street at the time as they may have information that will assist our investigation.” 

Information can be passed to officers via 101 with the incident number 2489 of 26 September, 2020. 

Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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