Crime beat appeals
● Police are appealing for information after a mother was verbally abused as she boarded a Rutherglen bus with her two small children.
The woman got on the First Bus 267 service near Arnold Clark’s on Glasgow Road, at around 4.30pm on Monday, July 17, and was verbally abused by a female passenger as she was sitting down.
The abuse was highly offensive and went on for a considerable period of time to the point that children on the bus became upset and other passengers tried to intervene to tell the female to stop.
The perpetrator got off the bus on Rutherglen Main Street.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said:“The complainer and the children were left very upset and shaken by the incident.
“The suspect is described as female, aged in her 40s with a strong local accent. She had black hair and was wearing a black vest top and jeans and carrying a black bag.
“The bus was busy at the time. Anyone who witnessed this distressing incident or has any information as to the identity of the female suspect please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2852, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.” ●A car has been stolen following another two house break-ins in Rutherglen.
Thieves made off with a red VW Golf after finding the keys to the vehicle during a break-in at Seafield Drive overnight on Saturday.
And goods worth an estimated £2,500 were stolen when a shed was broken into at Trossachs Road between July 15 and 23.
The criminals took two mountain bikes, tools, golf clubs and fishing equipment.
Police are urging anyone with information on the thefts to contact Rutherglen Police Office on 101.