Tag: crime

Released on Bail

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a teenage girl in woods near Bothwell castle. A 25 year old male from Hamilton has been accused of attacking the teenager near Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire on May 20. He appeared in private at Hamilton Sheriff Court earlier this morning, Wednesday 27 May 2020. […]

Attempted House Breakins

An alert goes out today after a house in Strathmore Avenue, Blantyre was targeted by a thief, twice in the one week. A residents door was tried on Wednesday night, which set off the house alarm. When the homeowner looked out the window, he saw a male jump over his neighbours garden and run off. […]

Caught & Charged!

Following a detailed and swift police investigation, a male has now been charged following the death of Blantyre’s Scott Kelly. Scott, 49, was discovered by police outside the flats in Camelon Crescent, Blantyre, at around 1.40am on Sunday.  He was taken to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, where he later died. Police Scotland have arrested […]

San Vincenzo Targeted

The relative peacefulness of nearby Bothwell was shattered last week by shocking criminal activity. Not just a week after being awarded “Restaurant of the Week” by a National Newspaper, the San Vincenzo in Bothwell, Lanarkshire was targeted by vandals. A white pick up was deliberately reversed through the sliding main doors leaving damage costing thousands […]

Car Breakins Wheatlands

There was a second night of breakins to Blantyre vehicles last night. During the early hours of Wednesday 29th May 2019, several cars in the Wheatlands area were broken into, again following the same pattern of the night before with no windows smashed and entry via forced doors. In Wheatlands Avenue, a car was broken […]

Moorfield Avenue Breakins

The light nights have likely assisted a marked decrease in the frequency of breakins being highlighted to us. However, there was a disappointing return to breakins and theft last night when several cars were targeted in Moorfield Avenue, (just off Burnbrae Road), High Blantyre. Sometime overnight Monday 27th going into the early hours of Tuesday […]

Play Equipment Smashed

A Blantyre grandmother was dismayed today, Friday 24 May 2019 when she arrived at Stonefield Public Park to see the public play equipment smashed. The lady had taken her little grandson to the park at Low Blantyre, directly across from ASDA. The wee boy couldn’t even enjoy the slide as vandals had smashed in the […]

High Blantyre Vehicles Targeted

Following up on reports of vehicle break-ins last night in High Blantyre, we now have more information. It would appear there are nighttime prowlers working to break into vehicles in Blantyre. Working as a trio, three males were spotted in the early hours of the morning Wednesday 02 April 2019, attempting to break into multiple […]