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.
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.
The successful identification comes after a string of anti-social behaviour towards a number of buses and a tram service by ‘unruly youths’ in the Capital.
Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams are working closely with the Police to clamp down on this anti-social behaviour.
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.”
On Wednesday, March 24, an ‘object’ was thrown at a tram by ‘unruly youths’, smashing a window as it was approaching Saughton Tram stop.
Over a week ago, vandals targeted buses carrying key workers to and from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary which led to late night services being cancelled.