Four parked cars destroyed by fire as police probe ‘similarities’

Investigation under way into four separate incidents in Hamilton.

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Four parked cars have been destroyed following a series of fires in a South Lanarkshire town.

Police are appealing for information about the blazes in Hamilton, which have “similarities”.

The latest incident involves a car that was found on fire in Sneddon Terrace at 10.35am on Monday morning.

A vehicle was set alight in Reid Terrace the previous day, on January 2, and cars were also set alight on December 23 and November 10.

Detective Inspector Gordon Sneddon said: “We were keeping an open mind about links between each of the incidents, though there are similarities about each of the fires.

“We would urge anyone who may have information about the incidents, or who may have dash cam or private CCTV footage to get in touch.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a small, silver hatchback style car in the area over the past few weeks.

“Officers will also be carrying out regular patrols of the area to provide reassurance and anyone with concerns or information is encouraged to speak directly to an officer.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting 0705 of 23 December, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”