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Police vow to keep Kelvingrove Park safe in the sun

Senior officer says trouble will not be tolerated

Police Scotland warns local officers will crack down on anti-social behaviour and criminal acts at Kelvingrove Park.

The West End’s senior police officer said she wanted to “get the message out clear”.

Chief Inspector Natalie Carr said her officers would not tolerate criminal behaviour over the coming months.

She said: “Last year we saw a positive change in the behaviours in the park encouraging use by families and many members of our communities as well as tourists and visitors to our city who enjoyed the park and its beautiful scenery.

"So this year I want to get the message out clear and early that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.

'Antisocial behaviour'

“As we head into the lighter evenings and hopefully, better weather, Police Scotland is once again working closely with Glasgow City Council to prevent repeated incidents of antisocial behaviour from occurring in and around Kelvingrove Park.”

The park has attracted crowds of young people from across the Central Belt and the west of Scotland when the sun comes out.

Chief Inspector Natalie Carr said her officers would not tolerate criminal behaviour
Chief Inspector Natalie Carr said her officers would not tolerate criminal behaviour

The authorities have been keen to crack Kelvingrove’s reputation as a destination for troublemakers.

Chief Insp Carr said: “Last weekend there were a number police and council resources in the park for your safety, and that will now continue throughout the summer season and into early autumn.

As we head into the lighter evenings and hopefully, better weather, Police Scotland is once again working closely with Glasgow City Council to prevent repeated incidents of antisocial behaviour from occurring in and around Kelvingrove Park.

Chief Inspector Natalie Carr

“Alcohol was seized last weekend and I do not want a repeat of previous years when unfortunately some young people placed themselves in a vulnerable state susceptible to harm due to their levels of intoxication so I would appeal to parents and guardians to make sure they know their children's whereabouts and ensure their safety.

"We will also be working with British Transport Police and First Bus to ensure safe travel to and from the park.

Local officers will crack down on anti-social behaviour
Local officers will crack down on anti-social behaviour

"Kelvingrove Park is a safe and enjoyable space for everyone, a place for us all to be proud of and enjoy responsibly.”

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