More people report crimes
Calls to cops up in Strathaven
Strathaven Community Council have reported an increase in crime reports in the town.
At their recent meeting, the group noted that there had been 249 calls to cops in the past two months following a series of high-profile incidents.
They also stated there were 40 crime reports and 28 detections, with crimes ranging from traffic offences to rural issues.
In a comment, the community council added: “The increase in calls suggests a greater willingness to use the police line and interact with the community police.”
The rise in complaints follows the death of Jason Mccue who was found seriously injured at John Hastie Park in July.
Following this, an incident last month saw two masked men steal a five-figure sum of cash after holding up the Green Street post office with a firearm.
A manhunt is underway after the suspects fled from the Day-today convenience store.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “We welcome increased use of the 101 system by members of the community to seek information and advice from Police Scotland as well as the reporting of crime.”
Following the armed robbery, the post office remains closed and a spokesperson has this week apologised to local people.
A statement read: “We would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Strathaven Post Office following an incident on Monday, August 28.
“We are working hard to restore services to the area as soon as possible. In the meantime, customers can access post office services at any branch including Stonehouse Post Office.”
Investigation Officers at John Hastie Park in July after the discovery of seriously injured Jason Mccue who later died
Rapid response Police attend scene of last month’s armed robbery in Green Street