Police launch appeal after digger and excavator were set on fire at Hamilton building site

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-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)


Police are appealing for information after a digger and excavator were set on fire at a building site in Hamilton.

The incident happened around 11.30pm on Friday, May 24, at the site on Strathaven Road.

An eight tonne digger and a 14 tonne excavator were set on fire. The fire was put out by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services and no one was injured.


Detective Constable Stuart Adams said: “We are treating this as wilful fire-raising and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area that could assist with our investigation is asked to get in touch.”

If you can help please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4448 of Friday, 24 May, 2024, or make a call anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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