Latest from Girvan and South Carrick policing team

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PC Graham Barclay was in attendance at the latest meeting of Girvan and District Community Council on Tuesday 1 April.

He provided an update to members about the recent activities of the Girvan and South Carrick policing team.

Since the last meeting the team have dealt with 131 incidents with 27 crimes being recorded.

He gave a breakdown as follows:

- One contravention of Section 52 of the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (relating to possession of indecent images)

- Two contraventions of Section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Scotland Act 2010 (relating to threatening or abusive behaviour)

- Four road traffic offences.

- Three shoplifting offences. One has been detected.

- Two offences of theft

- Three misuse of drugs offences. Three detected.

- Five common assaults. One detected.

- Five instances of vandalism.

- Two contraventions of Section 49 of the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (relating to dog biting).

Crime was down on this time last year with 34 crimes recorded in 2013.

He informed members that there had been no housebreaking recently, which had been rife during 2012 in particular in Girvan.

Three of the vandalism incidents occurred in the Mote Hill area of Girvan on the last weekend of March with stone throwing occurring, a fence being broken and a hammer thrown through an unoccupied building.