Teens crashed into lamppost before setting car ablaze on Bonfire Night

Officers were called to Stirling Drive in Linwood where they found an abandoned car that had been set on fire.

Four teenagers crashed car into lamppost in Linwood before setting it ablaze on Bonfire Night © Google Maps 2024

Police have launched a search for four teens after a car was abandoned and set on fire after being crashed into a lamppost in Renfrewshire.

Emergency services were called to Stirling Drive in Linwood, close to its junction with Merchison Avenue, after receiving reports that a Citroen C2 collided with a lamppost at around 10.25pm on Saturday, November 5.

When they arrived, the vehicle had been abandoned and set on fire.

Officers are now searching for four teenagers aged between 15 and 19 who were last seen heading in the direction of a nearby cycle path.

The first suspect is described as a white, male of slim build with dark hair.

He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a black hoodie, while the second suspect, also a white male, was around 5ft 6ins, of slim build, and was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms.

The third suspect is described as a female, of medium build and fair hair and was wearing a light blue denim playsuit while the fourth suspect, also a female, was of slim build with long dark hair.

She was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a white hoodie.

Detective sergeant Jason Buxton of Paisley CID said: “We are conducting a thorough investigation into this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“If you were in the Stirling Drive area and witnessed the crash and fire, or you have potential dash-cam or CCTV footage that may assist us in our enquiries, please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 4489 of Saturday, November 5. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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