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Police are treating a gas explosion in a flat in Glasgow as attempted murder.   Around 7am this morning, Friday 22 March, 2019, police and emergency services were called to an incident at Kennedar Drive.  As a result of the blast, the occupants of the flat, a 26-year-old man and a woman, aged 30 years, were injured.

The man was taken by ambulance to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary after sustaining burn injuries. Medical staff describe his condition as critical.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment to minor injuries. She has since been discharged.   Superintendent Craig Smith, Greater Glasgow Police Division, said:  “Inquiries carried out so far have revealed that the explosion was as a result of a deliberate act within the flat. The flat has been significantly damaged. “However, the impact of the blast did not affect other properties in the block and the 23 people who had been evacuated have been allowed back into their homes.”

Police carSlow down, you’re going too fast …

Yesterday, at approximately 6:50pm, a driver was detected travelling at 84mph in the Muirhouse Parkway area of Edinburgh. This is almost triple the 30mph speed limit for this area.

East Safety Camera Unit Manager, Andy Jones said: “This is one of the worst incidents of speeding that we have detected. This driver has shown no consideration for other road users or the community. The driver’s actions were nothing short of reckless. We will continue to work with Road Policing to enforce in this area and the motorist will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Police Inspector Roger Park, of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Built up areas have a speed limit of 30 mph as drivers need to be able to react quickly to changes in road and traffic conditions. If a child had run into the road, then the driver would not have had enough time to react and stop.  This driver has shown blatant disregard for the safety of pedestrians and other road users. We will continue to monitor offences in this area along with our colleagues at the East Safety Camera Unit.”

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