Celtic chief Peter Lawwell firebomb probe has no new leads despite three-year hunt

Police have admitted they have no new leads in the hunt for whoever torched the home of Celtic chairman Peter Lawwell three years ago.

Three cars were set on fire in his driveway, which then spread to the main house in the village of Thorntonhall, near Glasgow.

The vehicles and a garage, above which Lawwell’s daughter and her four-month-old girl were sleeping, were destroyed.

Lawwell, 64, and his family escaped on May 19, 2021, after being woken by a car exploding.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Extensive inquiries were carried out into a fireraising incident which occurred in the Thorntonhall area around 12.50am on Wednesday, 19 May, 2021.

"There are no further lines of inquiry, however any further information will be examined thoroughly.”

CCTV footage of the incident showed a masked man pouring an accelerant on the cars.

A spokesperson for Celtic said: “This was a horrendous time for Peter and his family. Clearly, we hope a satisfactory conclusion can be achieved going forward.”

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