Police increase patrols to tackle rise in 'anti social behaviour'

It comes following a rise in incidents involving youths in local areas across Glasgow.

Police increase patrols across Glasgow to tackle rise in ‘anti social behaviour’ Police Scotland

Police Scotland has increased its patrols to tackle a growing issue with youths engaged in anti social behaviour across Glasgow.

It comes following a number of incidents such as , violence and antisocial behaviour involving groups of youths in “certain areas” across the city.

Officers are now working with partner agencies to address the incidents, which they have said they are taking “very seriously”.

Sergeant Craig Thomson, local problem solving team for Glasgow East, said: “We are taking these crimes very seriously and I would urge anyone who comes across disorder to contact police. Antisocial behaviour and criminal acts will not be tolerated.

“Officers are carrying out routine patrols with particular attention on areas reporting an increase in this type of behaviour. Anyone found to be committing these offences will be dealt with appropriately.

“We understand the impact these crimes have on the local community and I would like to thank locals who continue to bring these incidents to our attention. I would reassure them that everything possible is being done to reduce antisocial behaviour in our area.

“I will personally be working alongside our partners in the community and in local services to ensure that we are doing all we can to protect ourselves from this type of behaviour while prioritising the welfare of our children.

“In the meantime I would encourage members of the public to continue reporting these matters to Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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