Category: Crime

St Joseph’s Church Vandalism

It’s been a long, long time since anybody deliberately damaged a church in Blantyre. Unfortunately there has been an act of vandalism on St Joseph’s , Glasgow Road during last night. A window was smashed, a horrible thing to see, when you realise just how beautiful many of the windows are in this building. The […]

University Extortion Demand

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) have announced it was the victim of a “cyber crime” which affected a number of its systems. Following the cyber attack, an extortion group demanded £450,000 in bitcoin or it would release confidential details on the dark web. A spokesperson confirmed that some staff data had been […]

Hillhouse Festival Cancelled

The popular Hillhouse Summer Festival isn’t going ahead this year, after a deliberate fire at their storage container destroyed all their equipment and stock. The popular event in Hamilton, which also attracts people from Blantyre had to be cancelled after the volunteers loss. Volunteers from the group made the tough decision saying they had “no […]

Appeal to find Hit n Run Driver

An appeal has been launched by police after a two-car crash around 11pm on Tuesday, 20th June, on Glasgow Road in Blantyre, near the West End junction with Blantyre Farm Road. The crash involved a Blue Volkswagen Touran and a blue hatchback vehicle, which did not stop following the collision. The driver of the Volkswagen and two passengers […]

Multiple Vans Broken Into

Police are looking for two lowlife thieves who caused havoc and vandalism in Blantyre last night. The thieves, two males prowled the streets at night in their vehicle, targeting parked vans, presumably in the search for tools and valuables. The idiots, who found themselves captured clearly on CCTV many times over, stopped their silver hatchback […]

Calderside Nursery Vandalism

A break in at Calderside Nursery Centre at Boswell Drive, Blantyre which resulted in vandalism, has left staff and children shocked and disappointed. A staff member told Blantyre Telegraph today, “We have arrived at the centre today, Monday 15th May to once again find our outdoor play sheds in the teddy bear garden have been […]

Container Theft Kirkton Avenue

A Blantyre family has been left shocked and angry after storage container was stolen containing their belongings. In the midst of several thefts in the High Blantyre area in recent weeks, this latest theft was most shocking as tools were stolen connected to a person’s livelihood. The large blue container was stolen in broad daylight […]