'Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated at Kelvingrove Park'

The warning comes after alcohol was seized by officers in the Glasgow park last weekend.

Police chief says antisocial behaviour ‘will not be tolerated’ at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow iStock

A police chief has warned that antisocial behaviour “will not be tolerated” at Kelvingrove Park as we head into lighter evenings and warmer weather.

The local area commander for the west end of Glasgow said the force is working closely with the city council to prevent repeated incidents of bad behaviour from occurring in and around the popular beauty spot.

It comes after alcohol was seized by officers last weekend.

In a message to all those planning to head to Kelvingrove Park this spring or summer, chief inspector Natalie Carr said: “Last year we saw a positive change in the behaviours in the park – encouraging use by families and many members of our communities as well as tourists and visitors to our city who enjoyed the park and its beautiful scenery.

“So this year I want to get the message out clear and early that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.

“Last weekend there were a number police and council resources in the park for your safety, and that will now continue throughout the summer season and into early autumn.

“Alcohol was seized last weekend and I do not want a repeat of previous years when unfortunately some young people placed themselves in a vulnerable state susceptible to harm due to their levels of intoxication, so I would appeal to parents and guardians to make sure they know their children’s whereabouts and ensure their safety.”

Police Scotland will also work alongside British Transport Police and First Bus to ensure safe travel to and from the park.

CI Carr added: “Kelvingrove Park is a safe and enjoyable space for everyone, a place for us all to be proud of and enjoy responsibly.”

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