Evening Telegraph

Local hotspot revealed after ‘considerable rise’ in anti-social behaviour

Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson

Police have identified a hotspot for antisocial behaviour after a summer of discontent in the local area.

Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson, divisional commander for Tayside, revealed there had been a considerable rise in incidents Arboath.

Police have dealt with vandalism at Arbroath Abbey, reports of youths climbing on scaffolding and shoppers being harassed by youngsters.

Mr Anderson revealed the number of complaints of disorder in the county in the quarter from April 1-June 30 had decreased slightly by 2.9%, with vandalism reducing by 21.6%.

He said: “Reductions are always positive but need to be considered in the overall context of extremely high figures aligned to a considerable rise in anti-social behaviour.

“The effects of this activity is felt most in Arbroath, where youth-related disorder and antisocial behaviour remains a key issue.”