Search launched for young boy after car set alight on Bonfire Night

Police have launched an appeal to trace the youth after two cars went up in flames as a result of the deliberate blaze.

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Police are searching for a boy in Lanarkshire after a car was deliberately set on fire.

A white Mercedes car was set alight next to a white Kia, which also subsequently caught fire as a result of the blaze.

The fire was started on Saturday, November 5 around 7.45pm in the Macrius Way area of Motherwell.

Fire crews from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene.

Police are now appealing for information after it was determined that the fire was deliberate.

No one was injured in the incident, however the area was busy as a result of many people attending firework displays.

Detective Constable Graeme Stoddart said: “We are keen to speak to a male youth seen in the area at the time wearing a blue tracksuit.

“The area was busy at the time of this incident as people had been attending the fireworks display at Strathclyde Park so I am asking anyone driving in the area to check their dash-cam to see if there is anything that could assist with our enquiries.

“In addition, anyone in the area that has private CCTV images that might help with our investigation is also asked to get in touch.

“If you have information then please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3529 of Saturday, November 5, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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