POLICE in Helensburgh have thanked readers of the Advertiser after a report highlighting the rising vandalism problem in the town prompted several members of the public to get in touch.

Earlier this month we reported comments by Inspector Roddy MacNeill, Police Scotland’s senior officer for the Helensburgh and Lomond area, stating that vandalism in the town was “off the scale”.

Inspector MacNeill said this week the admission had sparked “a very positive response from the public regarding those possibly responsible”.

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He told the Advertiser: “Police have been provided with some names of youths who may be involved in causing damage and graffiti.

“Images have also been provided from related online posts.

“Police are currently confirming details of these individuals, who can expect a visit in the coming days.

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“Thanks for all the information received.”