Extra police patrols to take place as probe into fire at Glasgow playpark continues

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Extra police patrols to take place as probe into fire at Glasgow playpark continues
Extra police patrols to take place as probe into fire at Glasgow playpark continues

AN INVESTIGATION into a fire at a play park in Bridgeton is currently ongoing.

Fire crews attended the play area on Old Dalmarnock Road in the city's East End last week.

A blaze was extinguished at around 9.30pm on Wednesday night. Police had later been informed of the incident.

It is believed that youths deliberately set rubbish alight.

Following the fire, community representatives met up to speak about the issue of ongoing vandalism in the area.

We spoke to Lesley Ward, a local community centre manager, who revealed that staff have to lock the doors at night due to the behaviour of young people.

READ MORE: 'It's soul-destroying': Staff at community centre forced to lock doors due to 'behaviour of youths'

Police have since stated that extra patrols will take place in the area.

A force spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating a fire at a playpark on Old Dalmarnock Road which is reported to have happened around 9.20pm on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“Officers will be carrying out extra patrols of the area and anyone who wishes to report a crime can do so by calling 101.”