They face se­ri­ous as­sault rap

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Liz Ley­don

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.”

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