Tesco Blaze Causes £700k Damage

A fire started deliberately behind a supermarket caused more than £700,000 damage.

The blaze at the back of the Tesco store in Glasgow's Shettleston area caused an electrical explosion and destroyed stock.

Police are investigating the fire, which was started in rubbish piled up against a fence in the area of Old Shettleston Road and Cockenzie Street yesterday afternoon.

Detective Sergeant Colin MacRitchie said: "Not only was the setting of this fire irresponsible, it was also very dangerous and could have caused serious injury.

"Thankfully on this occasion no-one was hurt; however, a number of homes in the area were without power for two hours as a result of this reckless act.

"The cost of the damage to Tesco runs into hundreds of thousands of pounds as there was substantial damage within the compound, to the electrical units and to stock.

"Our inquiries so far have established that there were a number of children - pupils from a nearby school - in the lane at the time as it was during their lunch break.

"It is possible they may have seen someone setting the fire or acting suspiciously in the area so I would appeal them to contact police with information that may help us with our inquiries.''

 

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: Karaoke Christmas!

7pm - 9pm

Watch heart TV

  • John Lennon , Yoko Ono Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

    20:48

    iTunes

  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas

    20:46

    iTunes

  • Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?

    20:43

    iTunes

  • Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    20:36

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.

Follow Heart on Twitter