A WEST Lothian man says he has been left without a business after firebugs torched the vans he needs for his work.
Danny Fuller, was woken up around 5am on Saturday by an explosion in his driveway at Auldhill Road, Bridgend.
And when he investigated he discovered that the two vans and caravan he had parked there had been set alight.
Now he says he can’t afford to replace the vehicles and run his light haulage business.
Danny said: “I heard an explosion about 5am on Saturday morning and saw that the vans and caravan were on fire.
“I called the fire brigade, but unfortunately by the time they put the fire out everything was a complete write-off.
“It could have been a lot worse because there was a gas canister in the caravan. I hate to think what could have happened if that had exploded.”
Danny said he believes that would-be thieves set the fire when they failed in their attempt to steal one of the vans.
He said: “I think that someone has tried to steal the van and then has set the fire to try to cover their tracks.
“It’s devastating for me because I’m self-employed and this means I’m not able to work now.”
Police confirmed they are now investigating the attack.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating an incident where a number of vehicles were set alight outside an address in Auldhill Road in Bridgend overnight from Friday into Saturday.
“Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, or who has any other information that can assist our inquiries, should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”