Cemetery Trees Set on Fire

We’re sorry to report that trees were deliberately set on fire earlier today in High Blantyre Cemetery, just off Cemetery Road.

Fire engines responded to a call just around 12:20 today, Tuesday 15 January 2019 after trees were seen to be alight. A local lady had witnessed a man acting suspiciously just a little earlier and was then shocked to see a fire which quickly took hold.

As the flames reached a fair height, the man moved off, but continued to look back at his “handiwork.”. The lady got a good description of him. The fire brigade arrived promptly and quickly put it out.

This kind of vandalism is sickening but thanks to the vigilance of local residents, damage was limited.

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