Crimestoppers offer reward after third firebomb attack on Lanarkshire councilor’s home

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Crimestoppers Scotland is offering reward in a series of attacks on the property of a Lanarkshire councilor in Strathaven.

Graeme Campbell’s home has been targeted three times in the past three years, prompting the charity to get involved.

Crimestoppers supports the police by encouraging anyone who prefers to remain anonymous to contact them with information.



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He is offering a reward of up to £ 3,000 for the anonymous information he receives exclusively and which leads to the conviction of the person (s) responsible for the series of attacks.

The last incident happened on Friday June 18 at Fortrose Gardens at around 11:55 p.m.

Vehicles were set on fire and the flames spread quickly through the house while Councilor Campbell and his wife, Fiona, slept.

Mr Campbell said at the time that they were “lucky to be alive” after the massive fire left them with nothing.



Hell at Graeme
Hell at Graeme’s last incident

It is understood that the suspects may have suffered burns and it is likely that there will be people in the community who are aware of their involvement.

Organized crime in the region is believed to be involved.

The South Lanarkshire town councilor recently revealed he would not stand again and said the attacks had “destroyed” his family’s life.

Campbell has now revealed that he has also left the Scottish Tories.

Angela Parker, Scottish Director of Crimestoppers, said: “Our charity believes in safe communities and these attacks on a family home have caused great distress to those involved as well as to people living in the wider region.

“We need to hold everyone who is involved to account. If you know who was involved, you can tell us completely anonymously by calling our charity’s contact center which is open 24/7 on the free number 0800 555 111 or you can use our online form. simple and secure anonymous line at crimestoppers-uk.org.

“Please do the right thing. You will follow hundreds of thousands of Scots who have trusted our charity with their anonymous information since our beginnings in the late 1980s.

“While being independent from the police, we help the public speak out by providing anonymous information that we receive that helps protect people and communities from harm.”

Information transmitted directly to the police will not be eligible for the reward.

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