A 13-YEAR-OLD boy from Cardross has been charged by police after allegedly being found in possession of cannabis in the centre of Helensburgh.

Police said a group of youths were stopped in the town’s Co-op car park on Thursday afternoon, August 8, as part of ongoing patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour in the central Helensburgh area.

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A personal quantity of cannabis was allegedly recovered from the youth, and he was charged in the presence of a parent.

He will be considered for a report to the children’s reporter.

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