The Police have this evening put out a statement on what happened overnight at Peter Lawwell’s residence. The outgoing Celtic CEO and his family woke up to their cars being set alight.
The fire spread quickly to the house and has done substantial damage to the property.
In what’s being rightly described as a cowardly act, the Police are asking for the public’s assistance in this matter.
As quoted by SUNSPORT, Detective Inspector Susie Cairns said: “This was a completely reckless act which destroyed three cars and caused significant damage to the property’s garage. The consequences could have been so much worse but thankfully nobody was injured during this incident.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time that saw a man or car matching this description or saw any unusual activity to please come forward.
“If you have personal CCTV or a dashcam, please check back and see if there is any footage that could assist our investigation. No matter how small or insignificant you think it may be, please get in touch.”
The Celtic chief exec was described as ‘shaken’ by the ordeal and little wonder. This is something that could have been a lot worse had the alarm not been raised and the family were still in the building for a longer period of time.
There have been reports of other similar attacks in the area where Peter Lawwell and his family lived and we’re unsure of a motive for what’s gone on.
We can only hope whoever is responsible is brought to justice.