Car smashed through gates and set on fire outside house
Officers believe the attack on the property in North Lanarkshire was targeted.
Police are hunting two men after a car smashed through the gates of a house before being set on fire in North Lanarkshire.
The attack, which police believe to be targeted, happened at around 1.10am on Thursday in Forrest Street, Airdrie.
After the men used a grey-coloured Ford C-Max to smash through the gates, one of the suspects then threw an item into the car which set it alight. The men then ran off.
Firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish the blaze.
No-one was injured in the incident, which police are treating as wilful fire-raising.
Officers believe it was not a random attack and claim the householder was the intended victim.
They are now carrying out forensic tests on the vehicle and are viewing CCTV footage from the area.
'Our enquiries so far have led us to believe that this was not a random incident and that the householder was the intended victim'Detective sergeant Clare Cassidy
Detective sergeant Clare Cassidy said: "Our enquiries so far have led us to believe that this was not a random incident and that the householder was the intended victim.
"We are currently trying to establish whether the car was stolen, but due to its burnt out condition, this may take some time.
"Officers are viewing CCTV footage in the area to help identify those responsible and appeal to anyone in the area who may have seen the culprits hanging around the area either before or afterwards to contact police immediately."