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Lorry driver deliberately drove into family home in East Kilbride

Police have confirmed a lorry was deliberately driven into a family home in East Kilbride as an investigation is launched into the incident.

We told how emergency services raced to the house on Lancaster Crescent in the Nerston area last night after the lorry rammed into a house.

The incident, just off Mayor Avenue, happened on Monday night and residents were evacuated from the destroyed building.

Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house

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One shocked eyewitness said the truck “hit the house, reversed and then hit it again” before “fleeing up the street”.

Another nearby neighbour said: “We stay the street behind it and there’s a lot of noise just now banging and drilling – sounds like they’re maybe trying to stabilise the foundations to get the family’s things out.”

Lorry driver deliberately drove into family home in East Kilbride
A house on Lancaster Crescent, East Kilbride is destroyed after a van ploughed into it. Victoria Stewart Reach PLC

A heavy goods vehicle thought to be involved in the incident was found abandoned in a nearby supermarket car park, with police tape round it and a police patrol car next to it.

A Police Scotland Spokesperson said: “An investigation is under way after a lorry was deliberately driven into a house in Lancaster Crescent on Monday 6 September 2021.

“Police were notified around 11.25pm. No-one was injured in the incident. The building has sustained extensive damage and local residents were evacuated as a precaution. Enquires are ongoing.”

South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Fire and rescue have been asked for a comment.

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