Police get tough in Condorrat - and armed man is arrested at Kilsyth's Colzium estate

Police have upped patrols in a part of Condorrat that is acting as a magnet for anti-social behaviour at weekends – in a move that led to six males being charged within hours.

Cumbernauld mounted officers

Efforts which unusually included the presence of mounted officers were concentrated on the field to the reare of Summerfield Road. The arrests which were also enabled by plainclothes and uniformed officers alike were made on Friday, April 30.

Police say that three males were charged with possession of controlled drugs, one was arrested for conducting himself in a threatening and abusive manner plus two men being charged with consuming alcohol in a public place.

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NumerousUnderage drinkers also had their ‘carry outs’ seized by the police.

Communities Inspector Neil MacLeod: “This was a productive exercise and we received a very positive response from the local community who could see every effort was being made into effectively tackling the issue of youths gathering and anti-social behaviour including loud noise, alcohol and drug misuse and littering.

"This type of police activity is not a one off and will be repeated in locations around Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and neighbouring villages where we identify repeated issues of anti-social behaviour.”

In Kilsyth too, a drunk man who was actively aggressively has been charged after becoming abusive to officers in Colzium Park around Wednesday, May 5 around 8.30pm.

When searched by officers, he was also found to be in possession of a knife.