Celtic's Chief Executive left "shaken" after explosion at his home

Celtic's Chief Executive left "shaken" after explosion at his home

POLICE AND Fire and Rescue services were called to Peter Lawwell's home at around 1am on Wednesday.

The family of Celtic's outgoing chief executive Peter Lawwell have been left "shaken and shocked" by an "explosion" and subsequent fire at their Glasgow home in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Scottish police have confirmed that they are still working to establish the cause of the fire.

Fortunately, nobody was injured as a result of the incident, which occurred at around 1am. The scene was still being investigated at 7am, with some road closures still in place.

In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Celtic said that significant damage has been done to Lawwell's home.

It read: "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."

Lawwell is leaving his role as Celtic CEO this summer.