Seven youths now charged after assault and anti-social behaviour in Hyndland

By Ellen Thomson at

Police have blamed alcohol for a mini-wave of youth disorder in the West End.

Seven young people have now been charged in connection with incidents in Hyndland in recent weeks.

A girl, 13, and a boy, 12, were charged in recent days with an assault in Old Station Park off Hyndland Road.

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Police have blamed alcohol for a mini-wave of youth disorder.

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly attacked on the evening of Friday 25 September.

On Saturday, police said a further five young people aged between 12 and 16 had been charged this week with threatening and abusive behaviour.

Parents of all children involved are aware and reports will be submitted to the Children’s Reporter.

‘No excuse’

Inspector Paul Daley at Partick Police Office appealed to shops and off-licence premises to be vigilant.

He said: “We understand that with the covid pandemic many places where young people would usually go are either closed or restricted just now.

“We know this is hard, but it it does not provide an excuse for poor behaviour such as has been experienced in Hyndland and other places in the West End over recent weeks.

Old Station Park

Old Station Park where the alleged assault happened on the evening of Friday September 25.

“We will not tolerate threatening and/ or abusive behaviour at any time and will always follow it up.

“Alcohol has had a part to play in this disorder and with all those young people charged being under 18, it is obvious that alcohol is being bought for them.

“I would therefore ask off licences to be mindful of who they are selling to and if they suspect it is to be passed on to a minor that they decline service and contact police.

“If you are the person buying alcohol for a young person be aware that if caught you will be charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”