Late night drama as HGV ‘deliberately’ rams into East Kilbride house

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Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride last night after a lorry “deliberately” rammed into a house. The incident happened on Lancaster Crescent in the Nerston area, just off of Mavor Avenue, on Monday night, with residents being evacuated following the smash. A Police spokesperson said: “An investigation is under way after a lorry was deliberately driven into a house in Lancaster Crescent on Monday, September 6.

“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.” Reports of the incident have circulated on social media, with one shocked eyewitness saying the truck “hit the house, reversed and then hit it again” before “fleeing up the street”.

a car parked on a city street: Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house (C) EAST KILBRIDE NEWS Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house

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 store in a brick building: Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house (C) EAST KILBRIDE NEWS Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house

A nearby resident wrote online: “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.” “A few of my daughter’s friends stay in the street, so walked round to see if anyone needed water, blankets somewhere to go for the night and it was awful to see baby’s and children out in PJs, no shoes, and been asked to leave there house in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their backs obviously for there own safety.

“Just such a shame for all involved.” South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Fire and rescue have been asked for a comment. We will have more on this as it comes to us.

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