Increased community patrols

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COMMUNITY police across the southside central and Pollokshields areas have launched a winter safety initiative in a bid to tackle robberies.

According to inspector Angela Carty, based at the Gorbals station, robberies increase during the festive period – prompting a December-long awareness project.

Officers will be on the beat from this week until January 6, patrolling shopping areas and raising awareness with local businesses.

Increased police activity in busy areas such as Pollokshaws and Kilmarnock Roads will include high visibility patrols, and even mounted patrols on horseback.