Calls for CCTV in busy street after vandalism attack

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Vandalism to shops and a sports centre has led to calls for CCTV to be installed.

Paint was thrown over the sign, shutters and door of Russells Pets and Tackle shop, in Cumbernauld Road, Muirhead, last week.

On the same night paint was thrown at the front of the Ian Nicolson Recreation Centre, in nearby Chryston Road.

And the Spicy Bite takeaway had its window smashed recently.

Busy Cumbernauld Road has several shops, businesses, pubs and restaurants.

Jacqueline Russell, owner of the pet shop, says there has been vandalism in the area in the past and thinks CCTV would help deter further incidents.

She said: “It’s sickening that someone would do this. Why would someone do this? It doesn’t look good for customers.

“The way things are going in this street now I think that we need CCTV cameras.”

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council said: “We work closely with the police on a wide range of anti-social behaviour initiatives and the decision to deploy mobile CCTVs is based on our deployment guidelines and procedures.”

Strathkelvin councillor John McLaren said he had spoken to police and it’s hoped a temporary covert camera can be installed in the area.

Meanwhile, police confirmed a 45-year-old man from Moodiesburn attended Airdrie Sheriff Court last week in relation to two separate incidents that occurred between 10.30pm on Tuesday, May 28 and 3.30am on Wednesday, May 29, where paint was thrown onto two business premises in the Chryston and Muirhead areas.

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