Celtic issue statement on "explosion and fire" at home of Peter Lawwell

By Euan Davidson

May 19, 2021

Celtic have confirmed a criminal investigation will take place after an explosion and fire at the home of CEO Peter Lawwell last night.

Fire and rescue services were called to the scene around 1am this morning.

A spokesperson for Celtic said:

“We can confirm that significant damage has been caused to Peter Lawwell’s house and vehicles there, following an explosion and fire early this morning, forcing the family to leave the property.”

“Clearly, Peter’s family are extremely shaken and shocked by these terrible events, but thankfully all are safe”

“We understand that Police Scotland are currently undertaking a criminal investigation.”

“Peter and his family will of course receive the full support and care of everyone at the Club.”

Peter Lawwell, outgoing Celtic CEO / (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Fire and rescue services statement on Peter Lawwell attack

As reported by Glasgow Live, as many as eight fire engines were required to put out the blaze.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said:

“We were alerted at 1.02am on Wednesday, May 19 to reports of a car on fire outside a dwelling on Peel Road, Thorntonhall, Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised eight appliances to the scene to extinguish the fire, which was affecting a number of cars as well as the detached two-storey property.

“There are no reported casualties.”