House in Airdrie set on fire with family inside

A house in North Lanarkshire was set on fire while the family was inside.

The alarm was raised on Monday evening.
The alarm was raised on Monday evening.

A home in Main Street, Caldercruix, near Airdrie, was set alight on Monday at around 11.30pm.

Although the family was inside during the incident, no-one was injured.

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Police are appealing to the public for help in their investigation.

Detective Sergeant Gary Smillie, of Airdrie CID, said: "There were people in the house at the time, including a young child.

"Fortunately no-one was injured.

"This was an extremely reckless act and has left the occupants extremely distressed as well as causing damage to the property.

"We are eager to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious before and after the incident. No matter how small, please get in touch as it could help with our investigation.

"In particular, we would like people to check any private CCTV they might have or dashcam footage that may provide details that could help."