Man seen running from burnt out car used in police chase

A Citroen C4 was pursued through Glasgow city centre before it mounted an off ramp of the M77 motorway.

Man seen running from burnt out car used in police chase Police Scotland

Police believe the same car chased through Glasgow city centre and across the Kingston Bridge before it drove on to the wrong side of the M77 has been found burnt out in East Dunbartonshire.

Around 2pm on Saturday, a white Citroen C4 was deliberately set on fire on Craigmaddie Road, near to its junction with Strathblane Road, near Craigmaddie Reservoir.

A man was seen running from the car after it had been set alight. Police said the man, described as slim and around 5ft 10 inches tall, was seen heading towards a light coloured VW Golf.

He was wearing khaki coloured trousers and a long sleeved top when he got into the Golf which then made its way north on Craigmaddie Road.

Craigmaddie Road, near to its junction with Strathblane Road.Google Maps

Just after midnight on Friday, officers stopped a white Citroen C4 on the Broomielaw, but as they approached the car, it sped off, did a U-turn and headed up Finnieston street.

Police gave chase pursuing the vehicle through the city centre, including down St Vincent Street, over the Kingston Bridge, on to West Street, Scotland Street and Seaward Street before the Citroen drove up the off ramp of the M77.

Police abandoned the pursuit due to safety concerns and the car was last spotted on the motorway at Junction 2 near Silverburn. The car was using a false registration.

Detective inspector Steven Watson said: “We believe this is the vehicle which made off from officers yesterday in Finnieston Road.

“We continue to piece together all the information we have on these incidents and we know members of the public were in the area at the time this car was set alight, I would appeal to those members of the public to contact us.

“Any small detail or piece of information could assist us in our enquiries. I would also ask motorists driving on Craigmaddie Road or Strathblane Road between 1.45pm and 2.15pm yesterday afternoon to check their dash cam footage, they may have an image which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information can call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1995 of April 24, 2021. Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where you can pass information anonymously.

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