CCTV released of man and car in Peter Lawwell house fire probe

Cars were targeted in the blast at the former Celtic chief executive's home in Thorntonhall in May.

CCTV released of man and car in Peter Lawwell house fire probe Police Scotland

CCTV images have been released of a man police want to trace in connection with an explosion at ex-Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell’s house.

The blast took place in Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire, just before 1am on Wednesday, May 19.

Vehicles were doused in fuel before being set alight in the early hours of the morning.

Ex-Celtic chief Peter Lawwell’s house badly damaged after explosion.STV News

The fire consumed three vehicles at the property, causing significant damage to the garage above – where it is understood Lawwell’s daughter and four-month-old granddaughter were sleeping.

Officers investigating the fire-raising incident have released images, including one of a car they are also looking to trace.

A spokesman for the force said: “Anyone who may recognise the male in the images, or the vehicle, or who has any information is asked to contact Police Scotland via the telephone number 101.”

Lawwell said the family had been 'deeply affected'.SNS Group

Speaking after the fire Lawwell said the family had been “deeply affected” by the incident, but had drawn comfort from “literally thousands of messages of support” from Celtic fans and the football community.

He said: “This has been a devastating attack on myself and my family, the effects of which will stay with us all for a long time.

“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.

“Naturally my family has been deeply affected by these events. This is a hugely challenging time but we will make sure we stay strong and we will get through this together.”

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