Day of Action – Broxden, Perth
Officers from Police Scotland, British Transport Police and Trading Standards carried out a day of action targeting County Lines activity on road and rail networks in Tayside.
On Friday, 25 August, 2023, local officers, CID, Road Policing and Dog Unit officers, took part in the activity throughout the day at Broxden in Perth. British Transport Police carried out activity at Perth Train Station.
The purpose of the day of action was to target travelling criminals and enforce our commitment to road and rail safety.
Detective Inspector Scott Carswell of CID in Tayside said: “Disrupting the activities of criminals on our roads continues to be a priority for Police Scotland.
“We work closely with our colleagues at British Transport Police to target travelling criminals, ensuring any drivers, vehicles or passengers linked to criminal activity will be caught.
“Days of action are an example of this work and we also want to create a safer road network for all users.
“There is no place for criminality in Tayside and I would urge anyone with concerns to report them to Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 anonymously.”
Detective Inspector Raymond Smillie of BTP CID said:
“Deterring and disrupting criminal activity across the rail network is a key priority for British Transport Police.
“We are working in partnership with our Police Scotland colleagues to target the rail and road network in Tayside for travelling criminals, making it a hostile environment and ensuring the rail network remains safe and secure for the travelling public.
“I would urge any travelling rail passengers who have any concerns regarding criminality on the rail network to report this discreetly through the Railway Guardian App, Text 61016 or alternatively to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 anonymously.”
A 24 year old male was arrested in relation to an assault at That Bar, South Street, Perth on Saturday 26th August.
A 48 year old male was arrested for drink driving on Dunkeld Road, Perth on Monday 28th August.
On Monday 28th August a 36 year old male was arrested for causing an accident due to careless driving on the A9 near to Birnam.
On Sunday 27th August police received a report in relation to a stolen motorbike from New Row, Perth. This bike has now been recovered and a 41 year old man arrested.
During the last week 4 drivers have been found to be without insurance and 3 had no licence.
On Saturday 26th August at 4pm two items of jewellery were stolen from a market stall at North Inch, Perth. Suspect one is described as white female, aged between 15-16 years of age, 5ft 1 in height, heavy build, short blonde hair and wearing a yellow hairband, black hoodie and black shorts. Suspect two is described as white female, aged between 15-16 years of age, 5ft 2 in height, slim build, long dark hair.
About 1:30am on Saturday 26th August, a 28 year old male was assaulted at That Bar, South Street, Perth. Suspect one is described as male, large build, brown/black short hair, aged early 30’s and wearing blue Adidas hoodie and shorts. Suspect two is described as male, slim build, late 20’s, dark brown hair and wearing blue jeans and black jumper. (CR/161187/23)
Between 3:30pm on Sunday 27th August and 1:30am on Monday 28th August the outer pane glass door of Bulldog Frog on South Methven Street, Perth was smashed and the door handle removed. (CR/162290/23)
Between 3pm and 3:30pm on Saturday 26th August, the perspex sheet of an advertising board within the front door of VG Stores, High Street, Errol was damaged. (CR/162634/23)
About 5:20pm on Thursday 24th August the window of a residential property on Tweedsmuir Road, Perth was smashed. (CR/160221/23)
Between 5pm on Saturday 26th August and 9am on Sunday 27th August, a property called La Beck Bridal, Hospital Street, Perth was broken into. (CR/162292/23)
Between 1:50pm and 2pm on Wednesday 23rd August a 73 year old male was assaulted within the car park at Beechgrove House, Perth. Suspect is described as a male and was the driver of a black Mercedes. (CR/161232/23)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.