Avonbridge residents claim they are living in fear

An “altercation” in a village shop is just the most recent incident involving a particular resident who householders claim has them living in fear.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 4th February 2021, 8:10 am

Officers are now investigating the disturbance involving the individual.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.45pm on Wednesday, 27 January, we received a report of an altercation at a premises on Main Street in Avonbridge. Nobody was injured and enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “He moved to the village last year during lockdown. At first he was loud but harmless, but now he’s making his neighbours’ lives hell.”

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Police are now looking into the "altercation" which happened in the Main Street, Avonbridge shop

The individual is apparently breaching COVID-19 restrictions as well.

Another householder said: “A couple of nights ago he turned up in a Glasgow taxi. He was refused alcohol at a local shop because he was drunk and went on to scream in the owner’s face, spitting while shouting.

"The entire village is scared something bad is going to happen.”