FOUR youths were arrested after hundreds flocked to Campsie Glen for theft, drug use, assault and possession of an offensive weapon. 

Three males aged 17, 18 and 25 were arrested in Lennoxtown on Sunday evening for a variety of offences including theft, assault and drug use, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

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A 16-year-old boy was then arrested for possessing a baseball bat on Monday as youths flocked to the popular East Dunbartonshire beauty spot for large gatherings, which saw over 200 people dispersed by officers in a 48 hour period. 

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, East Dunbartonshire’s Chief Inspector Lorna Gibson, said: “Over the past 48 hours we have dispersed more than 200 people from the Campsie Glen.

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“And four males have been arrested for various alleged offences.

“On Monday night we required assistance from additional resources to deal with large crowds of people who had travelled from outwith the local area to congregate at Campsie Glen."

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“We witnessed countless groups of youths not following the Scottish Government’s regulations.

“Engaging in antisocial behaviour and being involved in criminality will not be tolerated.”

She added: “Please consider whether your journey is necessary before travelling to places where you are likely to be turned away.

“The volume of people coming into this area cannot be sustained safely.” 

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We told how youths from in and around Glasgow had travelled to the rural spot, in defiance of Scottish government guidelines after photos emerged of teenagers crammed together in front of a bus and enjoying the good weather in close quarters over last weekend. 

Police pledged to increase patrols in the area.