HELENSBURGH’S police inspector says the streets are now safer after two men believed to have been involved in a recent violent offence in the town were finally apprehended.

Officers had been looking for two males thought to be residing between various addresses in and around the Drumfork Court area, and elsewhere locally, in relation to the incident.

One of the individuals, a 24-year-old man, was observed on Friday, March 8 on Old Luss Road, and made off upon seeing the police.

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A foot chase ensued and officers lost sight of the male within various gardens in the area.

The suspect was then picked up by CCTV cameras nearby and officers again gave chase, with the man resisting arrest and allegedly lashing out once apprehended, injuring an officer’s face.

The second male, a 31-year-old, allegedly responsible for the initial violent offence was also subsequently arrested nearby.

Both men were taken to Clydebank police station and held in custody to appear at Dumbarton sheriff court on Monday, March 11. Both were remanded in custody after their court appearance.

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Inspector Roddy MacNeill praised the efforts of the officers involved and confirmed the injured officer was fit to return to duty after attending hospital for treatment.

He added: “The removal of these two individuals from the streets of Helensburgh will have an impact on recent acts of disorder and violence.”