Van­dals on night of ram­page

Evening Times - - FRONT PAGE - BY CATRI­ONA STE­WART

VAN­DALS have con­tin­ued their ram­page in Glas­gow’s South Side.

Young thugs car­ried out a wreck­ing spree in the area three nights in a row caus­ing dam­age to shop fronts and bus shel­ters.

Po­lice Scot­land have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to come for­ward.

YOUNG thugs have car­ried out a wreck­ing spree on the South Side – three nights in a row.

The Evening Times told ear­lier this week how bus shel­ters from Bat­tle­field to Muirend had been smashed.

More dam­age was caused on Wed­nes­day night be­fore three shop fronts were at­tacked on Thurs­day evening.

The cul­prits are be­lieved to be teenagers with lo­cal re­ports say­ing golf clubs were used to carry out the crimes.

Our pic­tures show the dam­age to in­de­pen­dent shops South­side Gallery, Glas­gow Os­teo­pathic Cen­tre and Stitch So­cial Me­dia.

All three sit along Bat­tle­field Road and were at­tacked just af­ter 7pm on Thurs­day night.

The phone box on the corner of Bat­tle­field Rd and Dun­dren­nan Road was also smashed.

And on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, bus shel­ters along the route of the num­ber 6 bus had the glass shat­tered.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers said the cul­prits were teenagers, rang­ing from 12 to around 16.

It is not know if the same group of young­sters are in­volved in each of the at­tacks.

Po­lice Scot­land said no ar­rests have been made but they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

A spokes­woman for Po­lice Scot­land said: “Of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter youths smashed a num­ber of win­dows and bus shel­ters on Bat­tle­field Road, Glas­gow, shortly af­ter 7pm on Thurs­day night.

“No one has yet been ar­rested and en­quiries are on­go­ing.”

A coun­cil spokesman ear­lier this week branded the thugs “pa­thetic” fol­low­ing the van­dal­ism to six bus shel­ters.

Work­men re­paired the dam­age, which the coun­cil says comes at sig­nif­i­cant cost.

One shop­keeper said re­pairs to the win­dows would cost around £700 to re­pair and re­place the bro­ken glass.

Van­dals tar­geted premises in the South Side three nights in a row

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