Following alleged incidents of antisocial behaviour by a small number of individuals in Stornoway on Tuesday evening this week, SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, spoke with police yesterday and expressed the need for an urgent resolution to the ongoing issues.

Police officers have been dealing with incidents involving a small group of young people in Stornoway, which include allegations of threatening and abusive behaviour, vandalism, dangerous cycling, fire-raising and antisocial behaviour.

Commenting on the situation, Allan said:

“I am aware of the reports of repeated antisocial behaviour incidents in Stornoway and have raised my concerns directly with the Police. Residents should be able to go about their business without being worried for their own or their family’s safety, and nobody should have to put up with the kind of abuse reportedly experienced by a local family earlier this week. I welcome the serious way in which the Police have been treating this matter.

“It is imperative that services work together to find long-term solutions to tackle this kind of behaviour, but there also needs to be a more immediate end to the abuse and vandalism that some in the Stornoway community have been subjected to in recent months.”

Members of the public are encouraged to continue reporting any similar incidents to Police Scotland by calling 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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