Peter Lawwell fire attack: Reward of up to £20,000 for information about attack on former Celtic chief executive's home

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £20,000 for anonymous information about a shocking fire attack on the home of former Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.

By Jamie McKenzie
Wednesday, 11th August 2021, 10:40 am

The cash will be given to anyone who can provide information anonymously which leads to the conviction of those responsible for the wilful fire-raising incident.

Mr Lawwell and his family were forced to flee their home after an explosion and blaze at the property in Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire, at around 1am on Wednesday May 19.

A man was spotted on CCTV pouring accelerant on cars in the garage in the early hours of that morning.

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Police released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack. The fire engulfed several cars and the house (picture: Evan Mclafferty).

Last month, police released images of a man wearing a black top and black trousers who they wish to trace in relation to the fire.

Crimestoppers said it believes people in the local community may know or have suspicions about who was behind the “reckless and irresponsible” attack.

Mick Duthie, director of operations at Crimestoppers, said: “The potential risk to life from this kind of attack means we urgently need anyone with information about those responsible to come forward before someone is seriously hurt.

“We know it can be difficult to speak up about crime, especially if it’s about someone close to home or because you may be fearful of the consequences.

“However, that’s why Crimestoppers is here for you – to take your information whilst you stay completely anonymous.

“Since we began in the late 1980s our charity has always kept its cast-iron guarantee to the hundreds of thousands of Scots who have trusted us with their anonymous information over the years.

“You can use our easy and secure anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org to pass on what you know or you can talk to us by calling our UK contact centre which is open 24/7 on freephone 0800 555 111.

“Not only may you be eligible for a reward, but you’ll be doing the right thing.”

Information passed directly to police will not qualify. The reward will only qualify for information given exclusively to the charity Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the simple and secure anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Computer IP addresses are never traced and no-one will ever know you contacted us. For telephone calls, we have no caller line display, no 1471 facility and have never traced a call.

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