Third petrolbomb attack in Glasgow as seven motors torched in crime spree

Police are probing a third firebomb attack in Glasgow after seven motors torched across the city in crime spree.

Officers are investigating a third attack after a Volkswagen Golf torched on Hugo Close in the Maryhill area of the city at 12.40am on Tuesday morning.

Huge amounts of damage were caused to the car and also a nearby vehicle.

2 firefighters spraying high pressure water to fire with copy space

It comes after a campervan and two cars were set alight outside the home on Ashgill Road at around 2am on Tuesday morning.

Locals were evacuated from their homes as firefighters battled the blaze with luckily nobody hurt in the inferno.

Just an hour earlier, on the city’s Porchester Street, residents in a block of flats had a lucky escape when three vehicles were set alight just yards from the building.

Dramatic image shows the inferno raging close to the block on on Porchester Street near to Tattershall Road after the fires were set early yesterday morning.

Locals reported hearing a ‘loud explosion’ around 1am followed by another bang around 30 minutes later.

Nobody was hurt in the drama but police and fire chiefs have launched a probe into the fire which they say was started deliberately.

Police have said there is nothing to suggest a link between the two attacks at this time.

Speaking on the Ashgill Road incident, Detective Inspector Graham McCreadie of Maryhill Police Station said they would be looking at CCTV to find the firebugs.

He said: “Fortunately no one was injured as a result of this fire, however this was a reckless and deliberate act and we are urging anyone with information that may assist our ongoing investigation to contact us.

“We have been carrying out enquiries and gathering CCTV from the local area to gather more information on the circumstances surrounding this incident and to trace those responsible.

“Anyone with information should contact Maryhill Police Station through 101 with reference number 0267 of 22 June. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

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