Inverclyde Now Logo POLICE Investigating Firebomb Attacks Make Appeal To Public Over Second Vehicle

25 September, 2020 | Local

DETECTIVES have released details of a car that may have been involved in one of the Greenock fire-raising incidents last week.

As part of their enquiries into four targeted attacks — which officers believe may be linked — the public are being asked for assistance in tracking the movements of a car.

The burgundy Rover, described as ‘old style’ and possibly a Rover 45, was seen in the Cumberland Road area when an accelerant was thrown at the window of a property, just before 1am on Saturday 19 September.

Two men were seen running from the scene and entering a car matching this description, before driving off at speed in the general direction of Gourock Cemetery.

The occupants of the house, a 45-year-old woman and three members of the family, including her six-year-old daughter, were not injured.

Around 12.20am on Monday 21 September, a Rover 45, with registration number SD51 ZTJ, was found abandoned in a car park in Mearns Street, Greenock, following a short pursuit by police.

Officers are keen to talk to anyone who has information regarding this car and its movements on either of these occasions.

Anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the car or the men involved on either Cumberland Road or around Mearns Street is urged to come forward.

Enquiries are continuing to establish if this Rover is linked to the Cumberland Road fire.

Officers are also still appealing for information on a white Suzuki Splash, which has been linked to a fire within a property on Wellington Street, Greenock. | More details in previous story

Detective Superintendent Gerry McBride said: “I must reiterate that these recent fire-raisings in Inverclyde are sickening incidents, in which innocent women and children have been attacked in their own homes.

“The increased police presence in the area will remain whilst investigations take place and to prevent any further incidents from happening. With the help of the public, we can make sure those responsible are arrested and brought to justice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 4105 of Wednesday 16 September. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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