Former Celtic footballer Leigh Griffiths has sold his mansion in Bothwell, Lanarkshire after his neighbour was repeatedly targeted in a gangland war. Griffiths became unsettled after arson attacks on the house next door, one of which scorched his wall. The mansion was sold for £575,000 after initially being on the market for £675,000. Griffiths is currently in Australia with his partner Caitlyn for a season-long spell with Mandurah City after failing to secure a team in Scotland. However, he must return home by September to face court claims that he kicked a flare into away fans while playing for Dundee. The footballer also remains under investigation by police who raided the house last year amid suspicious betting patterns during one of his matches.
According to a source, Griffiths and Caitlyn were constantly on edge due to the gangster hassle on their doorstep. They had cameras and security, but it made them feel unsafe in their own home. Another insider added that Griffiths had nothing to do with the feud and had his kids visiting the pad, which put everyone on edge. Every car that was parked in their drive next door was petrol bombed, and his home was damaged because of one incident, so it was time to go.
Griffiths and Caitlyn bought the four-bed home with a cinema room for £500,000 in 2020. However, months later, Caitlyn fled after a Range Rover owned by neighbour Jennifer McLeish was torched. The flames spread across the wall to their pad. Griffiths was away on Scotland duty at the time. The feud between Jennifer’s partner David “Mincey” McKenzie and Alan McLeish’s daughter has ramped up recently. In January, a maniac drove a motor to their front gate before setting it ablaze and fleeing. Jennifer’s beauty salon has been ram-raided, and graffiti has been daubed on walls targeting both sides of the feud.
A source added that Griffiths has kids and legal issues to be resolved, so they have not seen the last of him. Fans can keep up to date with all the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page.