Police Search Waterways And Woodland In Fire Investigation

6 January 2017, 18:21

Achray Place

Police investigating a deliberate fire in Milngavie have been back out searching woodland.

Cameron Logan, 23, was killed in the house fire on New Year's Day.

His girlfriend remains critically ill in hospital.

Police Scotland are continuing their investigations into the blaze, which also resulted in Mr Logan's parents being treated for smoke inhalation and caused the death of the family dog.

Officers were seen searching woodland and waterways near the semi-detached property in Achray Place in the East Dunbartonshire town on Friday.

Detectives say the fire had been set deliberately, resulting in the death of psychology student Mr Logan.

Since then, officers have also been carrying out door-to-door inquires, checking CCTV footage and interviewing people from the party which the couple attended.

Police have also appealed for dog walkers and joggers who may have been in the area between 7.40am and 8.10am to get in touch because they may have seen something relevant to the investigation.

Detectives later said a number of people have come forward, including individuals who believe they may be the dog walkers sought in previous appeals.

Officers said they still want to speak to anyone else who may have information.

In particular, they are seeking a man in Army combat clothing thought to have been walking on the West Highland Way around the time of the fire.

It is believed he routinely walks from Maryhill to the West Highland Way at Craigton Road, often passing through the Milngavie area, and police believe he may have information which could help the ongoing probe.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Livingstone, of the Major Investigation Teams at Govan, thanked those who have already come forward with information.

He said: ''We continue to seek information on the dark-coloured car that reportedly had its engine running at the lay-by on Craigton Road and we would continue to ask anyone with information to come forward.''

Mr Livingstone said police are doing all they can to trace those responsible for the ''despicable'' crime.

He added: ''A number of local residents have now come forward with the belief that they may have been the dog walkers previously described. We do know that there were a number of individuals walking dogs around the time of the incident, so please continue to contact us if you believe you have information which may help our inquiry.''