POLICE are hunting for a fire thug who torched a car and the front door of a house.

The deliberate fire happened at a property on Westerton Avenue in Larkhall on Tuesday at around 10.50pm. 

Police said a black Ford Fiesta and front door of a house were set on fire.

No one was injured after the residents of the home raised the alarm straight away.

The car and front of the house were, however. damaged.

The suspect police are hunting is described as male, wearing a dark coloured top with the hood up and dark coloured trousers.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

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Detective Sergeant Laura Sands, of Cambuslang CID, said: "This was a deliberate and reckless act that we believe was targeted.

"Thankfully the occupants of the house were not injured, however, this was very frightening for them and if they had not become aware of the fire so quickly and contacted emergency services, this could have been much worse.

"We are currently carrying out inquiries in the local area and viewing CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the person responsible.

"From inquiries carried out so far it appears a dark car and a white van passed the scene around the time of the incident.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have seen someone acting suspicious in or around Westerton Avenue and Craigbank Street to get in touch."

Information can be passed to Cambuslang CID via 101 quoting reference number 4388 of the 27th August 2019 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.