Hunt under way after two cars deliberately torched

A Ford Ranger and a Nissan X-Trail were destroyed in the incident in Cambuslang.

Cambuslang: The vehicles were targeted on Friday morning. Google 2019
Cambuslang: The vehicles were targeted on Friday morning.

Police are investigating after two 4x4s were torched overnight in South Lanarkshire.

A Ford Ranger and a Nissan X-Trail were destroyed by a fire that police believe was started deliberately during the early hours of Friday morning while the vehicles were parked on Langlea Way, Cambuslang.

Officers are now hunting a man who was spotted on CCTV getting out another car and heading towards the area shortly before the fire was started.

Firefighters and police officers were called to the housing estate at approximately 1am on Friday to extinguish the blaze that left the vehicles “extensively damaged”.

Detective constable John Law, of Cambuslang police station, said: “We have been carrying out enquiries in the local area and viewing CCTV footage to gather more information on this crime.

“Shortly before 1am on Friday morning a small dark-coloured hatchback car was seen driving on Stewarton Drive.

“A man got out the car and walked through the lane that links Stewarton Drive to Langlea Way. He returned a short time later and the car made off.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle and its occupants, and I would urge anyone with information to come forward.

DC Law added that officers were also investigating whether the incident is linked to another vehicle fire on the same street last month.

“Officers are also working to establish if this incident is linked to a similar wilful fire raising incident at another address in Langlea Way on November 11, where a BMW 1 series was set on fire,” he said.

If you have any information, call 101.