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.
Criminal investigation underway by Police Scotland after an explosion & fire at the home of outgoing Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell. Family had to leave the house, thankfully they're safe. Hope the animals responsible are caught & dealt with. Have to wonder what's wrong with some folk. pic.twitter.com/O8WNl4USz9
— Barry Anderson (@BarryAnderson_) May 19, 2021
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.