Lots of of Scots have been condemned by police for invading a well-liked magnificence spot and breaking lockdown guidelines.
Greater than 200 sunseekers, primarily younger folks, headed to Campsie Glen in East Dunbartonshire during the last 48 hours and had been moved on by officers – with 4 males arrested for varied offences.
Chief Inspector Lorna Gibson, from East Dunbartonshire Police, needed to draft in further officers and vowed to get robust with louts.
Inspector Gibson stated officers witnessed numerous teams of youths participating in delinquent behaviour with some having no regard for the affect their behaviour was having on native residents.
Talking in a video posted on social media CI Gibson stated: “Native officers and I are responding to a excessive demand for our providers and this has been exacerbated by the current spell of excellent climate and slight easing of lockdown restrictions.
“On Monday evening we required help from extra sources to cope with massive crowds of people that had travelled from out with the native space to congregate at Campsie Glen.
“Participating in delinquent behaviour and being concerned in criminality is not going to be tolerated. Should you interact in any sort of delinquent behaviour or criminality then you definitely’ll be handled robustly.
“The amount of individuals travelling into this space can’t be sustained safely and I’d remind you that the Scottish Authorities rules stay that individuals ought to solely depart the home for very restricted functions.”
Inspector Gibson pleaded for folks to think about whether or not any journey is important earlier than travelling to locations the place they might be turned away.
Police patrols of the Campsie Glen and Clachan of Campsie areas shall be bolstered over the approaching days, and Scots have been reminded to comply with the Scottish Authorities tips.
We informed earlier of fury after lockdown litter louts trashed quite a lot of magnificence spots over the weekend.
Magnificence spots in Argyll and Bute, the Borders, Perthshire, Glasgow and Ayrshire had been left coated in particles as hundreds of Scots flocked to the parks and seashores to get pleasure from scorching temperatures.
Lots of of individuals shared photos on social media of their weekend revelry as they spent their days sunbathing, consuming and partying in public spots.
Sunseekers in Luss left the sandy shore of the small village coated in garbage and discarded gadgets, whereas rugs, trainers, deckchairs and garbage had been left discarded on Stevenston seashore.
A child’s Woody doll from Disney traditional Toy Story, was left together with burnt out BBQs, candy packets and booze bottles within the remnants of a celebration close to Innerleithen, near Megget Reservoir, on Saturday evening.