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Christmas crackdown on crooks in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs

12.12.12 Photograph Jamie Forbes.  Kirkintilloch Police Station. Launch of festive campaign.

12.12.12 Photograph Jamie Forbes. Kirkintilloch Police Station. Launch of festive campaign.

THERE’S no hiding place for those who break the law - that’s the message from police as they carry out their festive campaign.

The crackdown on violence, disorder, and drink-driving in Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and surrounding areas got underway at the weekend and will run until the start of the New Year.

Extra police officers will be deployed to tackle a specific crime each day.

Action plans will be drawn up and the mobile police unit may also be out and about in communities.

Chief Inspector Roddy Irvine, area commander for East Dunbartonshire, told the Herald he wants people to have a happy and safe Christmas.

He said: “Around about the Christmas and New Year period, people socialise more and that can lead to an increase in the consumption of alcohol.

“That unfortunately can lead to an increase in violence, disorder and drink-driving.

“This can pose a risk to the public in East Dunbartonshire.

“With the extra deployment of officers, we aim to mitigate that risk and keep people safe over the Christmas period.”

During the campaign, police will also be targeting licensed premises and disqualified motorists, as well as thefts from vehicles, homes and shops.

See this week’s paper for more on this story.

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