Car deliberately smashed into Clarkston Co-op and garage in Newton Mearns

Police are investigating the break-ins in Clarkston and Newton Mearns.
Police are investigating the break-ins in Clarkston and Newton Mearns.

Police are appealing for information after a car was deliberately driven into a shop in Clarkston and a garage in Newton Mearns early on Friday morning (November 1).

Around 5.20am, police were called after a Peugeot car reversed into the front of the Co-op shop on Mearns Road, Clarkston, causing extensive damage.

A short time later, a second report was received of a vehicle having reversed into the front of the Mearns Filling Station a short distance away, before making off.

Inspector Bryan McGeogh, of Giffnock Police Office, said: “Officers are currently gathering information for this investigation and gathering CCTV footage. Our enquiries are still at an early stage but it does not appear that anything has been stolen.

“Inquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle involved and its driver. The car involved was a silver Peugeot estate which had roof rails running the length of the vehicle.

“The back of the car will be very badly damaged and I would urge anyone with information on its whereabouts, or who was driving to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should contact the Community Investigation Unit at Govan Police Office through 101 quoting reference numbers 0505 or 0545 of 1st November. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.