Mercedes set alight after driver ploughs into tree near play park

Four men dressed in dark clothing exited the 4x4 before setting it on fire.

Mercedes set alight after driver ploughs into tree near play park MarioGuti via IStock
Crash: Police appeal after car set alight following crash.

Police have launched an investigation after a car was set alight after crashing into a tree in Glasgow.

The incident took place near a children’s play park off Wallacewell Road in Barmulloch around 8.10pm on Sunday.

A silver Mercedes 4×4 crashed off road into a tree before four men in dark clothing exited the vehicle.

They then set it on fire before heading in the direction of shops on Wallacewell Road.

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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 October 17. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.