Cops are hunting for fire-raisers after a car was deliberately set ablaze outside a house in Coatbridge last night.
Fire crews attended the scene and extinguished the flames.
Thankfully no one was injured, but the car was extensively damaged and the house sustained some damage.
Detective Sergeant Clare Cassidy, Coatbridge CID, said: “Thankfully the occupants of the house, a man and a woman, both aged 62 years, were not injured, however, this was very frightening for them and if they hadn’t heard the noise outside and called the emergency services so quickly, this could have been so much worse.
“Whilst we don’t think this was a random attack on the property, at the moment were are still trying to find out why this house and car was targeted.
“Witnesses report seeing three or four people, wearing dark clothing making off from the incident.
“Officers are checking CCTV and carrying out house to house enquiries but would ask anyone who was in the area at the time, maybe driving in the street and their cars have dash-cam footage, to get in touch.
“As I said, thankfully no one was injured but to be so reckless as to throw accelerant at a home knowing people were in is shocking and we need to catch those responsible.”