Category: Crime

Male Arrested on Murder Charge

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Blantyre murder of Rafal Lyko in 2019. The 36-year died at Greenhall Park in High Blantyre on Monday, 11 February, 2019. The man is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday, 9 May, 2022.

West End Vandalism

A fun night out at the West End Bar was halted last night, after owners discovered the female toilets had been deliberately vandalised. The popular bar on Glasgow Road, Blantyre had to close its doors during a busy Saturday evening after staff found to their disgust, that the sink unit had been ripped off the […]

Police Appeal for More Info

Following the mindless vandalism which put the brand new Livingstone playpark out of service, Police are appealing for more information. Attempts were made to set the playpark equipment on fire on Friday 21st January and it was only due to the quick thinking of a passer by that the fire was quickly put out. However, […]

Vandalism at Local Park

Absolutely gutted to be posting this, but some brainless idiot has tried to set fire to the brand new pirate ship and playpark at David Livingstone Birthplace. A fire was discovered inside the ship today and thankfully due to the diligence of a local dog walker, it was bravely put out before spreading. However, it’s […]


A local woman had a fantastic idea to decorate Blantyre postboxes with some crochet festive decorations. However, tonight, it’s gone missing and her disappointed family want to know if anybody has any ideas what happened to it. The lady knitted this beautiful piece all on her own and put it on the post box for […]

Update – Amber Gibson

Update on the death of Amber Gibson. Police Scotland can confirm that a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Amber Gibson. Amber, 16, had been reported missing from the Hamilton area on Friday, 26 November, and her body was discovered near to Cadzow Glen around 10.10am on Sunday, 28 November. […]

High end Car Thefts

Theft of vehicles is on the rise in Scotland and police are warning that thieves are using new technology to open the cars without having to steal keys. In recent weeks, cars been taken from outside homes in Edinburgh, Forth Valley, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Fife and Dundee, without any house breaks in or […]