Police appeal for public assistance over Larkhall arson attack

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man in Dundee after a woman was taken to hospital with a severed hand. Picture: John Devlin
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man in Dundee after a woman was taken to hospital with a severed hand. Picture: John Devlin
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Police Scotland is appealing for information from the public following an incident of wilful fireraising in Larkhall in the early hours of Friday, February 9.

Around 1.20am a fire was started at L’Perfection beauty salon on Whinknowe, in the village of Ashgill, Larkhall.

Nobody was injured during the incident however the property has been extensively damaged.

Detective Constable Alan Hamilton, Cambuslang CID, said: “Although nobody was hurt during this incident, somebody’s business has been burnt to the ground in an incident that we believe to have been targeted. It is vital that we find those responsible.

“It happened in the early hours of the morning, we would ask you to think back – were you woken by any noises, did you see anything suspicious in the area? You may have information that can help us.

“We have been making local enquiries and checking CCTV in the surrounding area and would also appeal to anyone who has their own private CCTV to come forward.

“We are also keen to speak to the owners, or occupants of a small silver hatchback car, with a loud exhaust. It was seen in the area prior to and shortly after the incident and those within the car may know or have seen something.

“We believe that the answer to this investigation lies within the community and we would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward and contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police at Cambuslang CID via 101, quoting incident number 0137 of February 9. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.