Yobs identified over antisocial behaviour
The people responsible for terrorising a Rutherglen community have been identified, authorities have said.
South Lanarkshire Council this week confirmed it is continuing to gather evidence against those responsible for a deluge of antisocial behaviour in the neighbourhood.
The statement comes weeks after the local authority wrote to Burnhill residents encouraging them to name and shame those causing trouble.
Daniel Lowe, executive director of housing resources at South Lanarkshire Council, said the appeal for information had been successful.
He said: “South Lanarkshire Council’s antisocial behaviour services are continuing to progress a number of investigations in relation to antisocial behaviour in Burnhill.
“The council and Police Scotland continue to work alongside local residents to gather evidence against a number of identified individuals responsible and will progress action, including legal action, where appropriate.
“The council continues to encourage local residents to report their concerns in confidence to the council’s Antisocial Behaviour Hotline on 0800 389 1105, or to contact Police Scotland on telephone number 101.”
The letters appealing for information were issued to Burnhill residents in April and offered residents anonymity in any future legal proceedings, stating a council officer could act as a witness on their behalf.
The letters were posted after two arson attacks in the scheme within three months.
A caravan was set alight on Western Avenue at 7.50pm on Monday, April 17, whilst an unoccupied flat on the same street was deliberately set on fire in January.
Inspector Jim Gillespie of Rutherglen Police said: “Under no circumstances will Police Scotland tolerate any form of antisocial behaviour within Burnhill, or anywhere else within the Rutherglen and Cambuslang areas.
“Where there is any evidence of criminality we will make arrests and put those involved before a court.
“Our officers have an excellent working relationship with the local authority antisocial investigation team and we will continue to work closely with them to share information to make our communities safer.”
Target The Burnhill flats