OUT OF ORDER
Unruly yobs accused of turning Morrisons’ back yard into drugs den
Teenage yobs have turned the back of a supermarket in Cambuslang into a drink and drugs den, claim neighbours.
A Cambuslang mother whose door was smashed by the youngsters says Morrisons must do more to stop the teens gaining access.
The woman, who did not want to be named for fear of repercussions, has endured verbal abuse and had missiles thrown at her property after telling youths to stop using her garden as a shortcut to the store. Teenagers have been climbing the fence in her back garden to get into the yard of the supermarket where they have reportedly been drinking and taking drugs.
It is understood one thug even spat at Morrisons staff when confronted. The woman,
who has lived in the Morriston Park Drive estate for 10 years, says the supermarket giant must do more to close that area off and ensure it is no longer accessible to the teens responsible for so much anti-social behaviour in the area.
The mother of young children said:“I confronted one of them. I said to them to get down from the fence and they laughed and then threw a stone which smashed my window.
“My husband said to a few kids to stop climbing the fence so they threw eggs at my car. It’s a nightmare.”
Explaining the anti-social behaviour has been a problem on and off for years, she said:“My husband brought the manager of Morrisons to where it was happening and they found bongs and cannabis debris.
“I don’t want my kids playing in the garden because of it.”
She said a number of householders on the street were victims of the anti-social behaviour, arguing Morrisons needs to address the troubled hot spot once and for all.
Recognising they too have fallen victim to these youths, the woman said: “Morrisons are getting abused and their staff are being spat on. These kids, they have been stealing their stock. “It’s the same kids all the time. “It’s not the manager, it’s the central staff, the headquarters, they are not helping.”
A spokesman for Morrisons supermarket said:“We are looking at a number of options to prevent problems on this piece of land including extra security checks.”
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