Six fined for street drinking

Police cracked down on street drinking in East Dunbartonshire over the weekend.

Six people were issued with on-the-spot fines for taking alcohol in a public place.

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The £40 fixed penalty notices were slapped on youths in Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Milngavie.

A police spokesman at Kirkintilloch blamed the warm weather on Saturday and Sunday, and said: “People need to be aware this is an offence and they will almost certainly be fined on the spot.”

He added: “It’s also a case of three strikes and you’re out. You will then be officially charged with an offence and you could end up with a criminal record.”