Shocking pictures show a family home destroyed after an HGV was ‘deliberately driven into it following a domestic row’.
Windows were smashed and bricks scattered on the ground as the front of the house caved in during the horrendous incident on Sunday night.
The family fled by crawling through windows at the rear of the property in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.
Children were seen in the street wearing pyjamas while neighbours were evacuated at around 11.25pm. There were no reports of injuries.
An Eddie Stobart lorry was later found abandoned in a nearby supermarket car park with extensive damage and bricks on the roof of the trailer. A man, 33, has been arrested in connection with the case.
One witness said they ‘couldn’t believe it’, adding that it was ‘a miracle someone wasn’t killed’.
Another neighbour revealed they heard an ‘almighty bang about half past 11’.
They continued: ‘I went for a walk to see what was happening and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
‘The front of the house had been totally destroyed and all the neighbours were out.
‘The police turned up very quickly and evacuated other neighbours so they weren’t taking any chances.’
Police Scotland has launched a probe, with a source claiming it is being led by a specialist team of detectives.
A spokesperson said: ‘The building has sustained extensive damage and local residents were evacuated as a precaution. Enquiries are ongoing.’
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman added: ‘Operations Control mobilised two appliances and specialist resources to assist emergency service partners.
‘There were no reported casualties and firefighters made the area safe before leaving the scene.’