Police in Edinburgh urge people to report anti-social behaviour as member of the public helps force identify bus window smashing youths

Police in Edinburgh are urging people to help them tackle an increase in anti-social behaviour, after a call from a member of the public helped the force identify two youths responsible for smashing the window of a bus.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 4:56 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 4:58 pm
The call from a member of the public led to two male youths being identified and reported after a bus window was smashed in Gilmerton Road (Photo: Police Scotland).

The call from a member of the public led to two male youths being identified and reported after a bus window was smashed in Gilmerton Road.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams are working closely with the Police to clamp down on this anti-social behaviour.

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Police Scotland has set up Operation Proust which is aimed at dealing with those who cause damage and disruption to essential public transport.

However, Police Scotland are also urging members of the public to report any anti-social behaviour after the successful identification of two youths from a member of the public.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A call from a member of the public helped us identify and report two male youths after a bus window was smashed in Gilmerton Road.

"Help us stop this senseless behaviour by reporting any incidents to police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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