San Vincenzo in Bothwell’s Main Street has fallen prey to an act of wilful fire raising and vandalism.
The incident was reported around 1.00am this morning (Thursday 3 October)
A vehicle caused damage to the rear of the San Vincenzo restaurant and a fire had to be extinguished.
Nobody was injured but the restaurant was extensively damaged.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were alerted to a fire within premises on Main Street, Bothwell, at 12.47am on Thursday, October 3.
“Operations Control mobilised two appliances and a height appliance to extinguish the fire. Crews left after making the area safe.”
The incident is now subject to a police investigation and anyone with information is asked to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Martin McKendrick said: “Our inquiries are ongoing. We would urge anyone who has any information about this incident to please contact Lanarkshire CID through 101 quoting incident number 0112 of 3 October 2019. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 anonymously.”