Flats in Rutherglen were evacuated after a car was “deliberately” driven into an ice cream shop and set alight.
Emergency services were called to Cookiez ‘n’ Creamz on Kyle Square after a 4×4 was driven into the front of the shop and set on fire at around 1.20am on Wednesday.
Surrounding flats above the shop were evacuated following the fire, with one still affected.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said three appliances were dispatched to respond to the incident, and no one was understood to have been injured.
Police confirmed the incident is being treated as suspicious.
A spokesperson said: “Officers are treating a fire at an ice cream shop on Kyle Square, Rutherglen, as suspicious.
“Around 1.20am on Wednesday, December 13 2023, a car was deliberately driven into the shop and the car set alight which has significantly damaged the shop premises as a result.
“Following a multi-agency response, surrounding accommodation was initially evacuated as a precaution.
“A flat immediately above the business is still affected with the householder seeking alternative accommodation.
“There have been no reports of anyone being injured.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
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