Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Finlay worried at 19 anti-social behaviour incidents each day

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson says the SNP Government need to ensure local residents are protected against anti-social behaviour.

That’s after new figures showed that 19 anti-social behaviour incidents are taking place each day across Dumfries and Galloway.

There has also been a rise of 140 reported incidents with 6953 reported in 2017-18, up from 6813 in 2016-17.

That has led the Conservative MSP to call on the SNP Government to ensure the rural communities across Dumfries and Galloway have the resources to deal with anti-social behaviour issues and to make the public feel safe.

Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “Our police officers across Dumfries and Galloway do a terrific job on a daily basis, but it is clear they are being let down by the SNP Government when it comes to being sufficiently resourced.

“For 19 anti-social behaviour incidents to be taking place each day in the region is hugely worrying and should act as a wake up call to the SNP Government to give the proper resources to our rural officers.

“Acts of anti-social behaviour, whatever they might be have a negative impact on our communities and can often leave a lasting effect on the victims.

“It is time the SNP Government protected rural policing.

“This trend of increasing incidents cannot continue.”