HELENSBURGH and Lomond police officers are operating an increased presence in Cardross after a recent rise in anti-social behaviour in the village.

There has been a spate of break-in reports in the area in recent months, with a laptop, jewellery and watches stolen from a house in February, while a small amount of goods were stolen from a newsagent’s store in January.

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Last weekend, a 19-year-old male from Glasgow was issued with a formal police warning after officers identified a strong smell of cannabis from him whilst walking along the village’s Main Road.

The teenager was stopped and searched and found with a small amount of the class B drug.

Meanwhile, officers are continuing a clampdown on crime in Luss after several reports of youths disturbing residents in the area.

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The village has also been the focus of an increased police presence with area inspector Roddy MacNeill promising more patrols and a “robust policing style” to deal with any disorder.