A SILVER Mercedes 4x4 crashed into a tree near a children's play park before men in dark clothing exited and set it alight.

The bizzare incident happened off Wallacewell Road in Barmulloch at around 8.10pm on Sunday.

Police said the car crashed off-road into a tree. Four men in dark clothing were seen to exit the vehicle and set it on fire, before making their way in the direction of the local Wallacewell Road shops.

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The force did not reveal any more information or if it was connected to any other incidents. 

Constable Paul Flynn, from Easterhouse Police Station, said: “We are conducting a thorough investigation into this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

"We know that the area was busy with pedestrians and cars at the time, so are asking for people to let us know what they may have seen.

“If you were in the Wallacewell Road area and witnessed the crash and fire, or you have potential dashcam or CCTV footage from the scene, please contact us.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 3232 of 17 October. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.