Tuesday’s headlines, from ‘petrol-bombed’ cars to Covid updates following Nicola Sturgeon’s statement

Good evening and welcome to today’s Daily Record briefing.

Today’s best stories so far include; cars ‘petrol bombed’ on Airdrie Street, all the latest from Nicola Sturgeon’s statement as Scotland’s Covid cases rise and model is found dead in a suitcase after calling Putin a ‘psychopath »

Here are the headlines to keep you up to date with news from Scotland and beyond.

Cars ‘petrol bombed’ into two homes on Airdrie Street as residents speak of a ‘war zone’

A Range Rover Evoque has been bombarded with petrol

Three cars were bombarded with petrol on a Scottish residential street, with one resident describing the incident as “a war zone”.

Residents have told how they heard bangs and loud noises on Newbattle Avenue in Airdrie after thugs set fire to stuffed engines.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the scene around 11.30pm last night to put out the flames at two separate properties.

A Range Rover Evoque parked in the street was reportedly set on fire after a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window.

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Model who called Putin a ‘psychopath’ found dead in suitcase as her boyfriend confesses

The body of a Russian model who criticized Vladimir Putin has been discovered hidden in a suitcase more than a year after he disappeared.

Gretta Vedler was murdered a month after she posted on social media calling Putin a “psychopath” and predicting that his drive to “strengthen the integrity of Russia” would end in tears.

Her ‘jealous’ former partner Dmitry Korovin, 23, confessed more than a year later to strangling her to death after an argument over money in Moscow, unrelated to his political views and analysis of the mind and motives of Putin.

The killer told detectives he slept in a hotel room for three nights with his corpse which he put in a newly purchased suitcase.

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What did Nicola Sturgeon say in today’s Covid update? Eight key points explained

Nicola Sturgeon delivered a Covid update earlier today

Nicola Sturgeon delivered a Covid update to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament earlier today.

The First Minister updated Holyrood on the status of the pandemic in Scotland, including the emergence of Omicron Stealth as the new dominant Covid variant.

Sturgeon also announced the government’s decision on remaining Covid restrictions, such as face masks and contact tracing.

More has also been revealed about the Scottish Government’s testing strategy over the coming weeks and months.

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Scottish dad choked to death while having dinner as his wife desperately tried to save him

Paul McMillan

A Scottish father suffocated to death while having dinner as his wife desperately tried to save his life.

Paul McMillan, 41, began to struggle when a piece of steak lodged in his throat while at his home in Falkirk.

His wife Jennifer frantically attempted the Heimlich maneuver on him while waiting for emergency services.

Paramedics arrived and continued to work on Paul for another 90 minutes while Jennifer’s 10-year-old daughter played upstairs.

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Rangers hero Ally McCoist questioned by cops after looking out of house window in Cheltenham

Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist has been questioned by police for looking out of a house window after she got lost at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Rangers legend had been trying to find his accommodation before being confronted by an officer.

He had booked an Airbnb cottage in the Cotswold town of Chipping Campden to stay in while working for Talksport at the annual horse racing event.

But, after getting lost and unable to find his digs, he ended up knocking on another door before being questioned by the constable about what he was doing.

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