TWO IN COU RT AFTER STREET CLASH
They face serious assault rap
Two accused have appeared in court in connection with an alleged incident that left two people injured in Rutherglen on Saturday.
The 24-year-old man and 41-year-old woman appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.
They have been charged with serious assault and made no plea or declaration before being remanded in custody. They are expected to appear again next week.
The incident happened at around 6pm in the Greenhill Road area of the town. A man, 27, and a woman, 46, were taken to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but have now been discharged.
Residents in Greenhill Road reported seeing a heavy police presence on Saturday while the road was cordoned off
for a period. The alleged incident was the latest in a series in the central Rutherglen area.
A 41-year-old man has been charged in connection with a robbery at a Rutherglen Main Street bank on January 23, while police are still hunting those responsible for a fire at a block of flats on January 22.
Another robbery took place at a garage on Stonelaw Road on January 21.
Residents have previously expressed their concern with the central Rutherglen area.
One woman who lives nearby was alarmed at the recent suspicious fire in the area and the two nearby robberies.
Kelly, who did not want to give her surname, said: “Sometimes you think ‘Should I move?’ But then you realise it is better the devil you know. You know everyone around here and there are many good people.”
A Chapel Street resident said: “I am worried. I do want to know more, to get answers, as things seem to be escalating.”
Another woman, who recently moved to Greenhill to care for her elderly housebound mother, said: “There are lots of elderly and vulnerable people living in the area and one side of the street is really run down now.
“Some residents, like my mother, are housebound.”