There have been calls for an 'urgent' meeting with cops after multiple reports of alleged 'potentially hazardous' discoveries in one Glasgow area. 

Emergency services have been called out to Shettleston in the city's East End several times over six months to reports of alleged 'potentially hazardous materials' being found.

Following these multiple incidents, David Linden - who is the SNP MP for Glasgow East - has revealed he has contacted police to find out more about their investigations in the area.

Glasgow Times: David LindenDavid Linden (Image: Newsquest)

He told the Daily Record: "This is not the first time my constituents have been concerned by reports of potentially hazardous substances in the area.

"I have reached out to Police Scotland and I am seeking an urgent briefing on the scope of their investigations.

"I fully appreciate that the police need to get on with their inquiries but this also has to be balanced by reassuring residents as to their own safety."

Officers and the bomb disposal squad descended on Altyre Street in August 2023 and 80 residents were asked to evacuate the area while teams carried out investigations. 

Glasgow Times: Altyre Street in August 2023Altyre Street in August 2023 (Image: Newsquest)

Another incident on Shettleston Road in November sparked a 999 response and earlier this week, crews were called to a home on Old Shettleston Road where they arrested a 42-year-old man in connection with the alleged discovery of potentially hazardous substances.

He appeared in court on Wednesday, February 7.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of potentially hazardous substances at a property in Old Shettleston Road in Glasgow.

"He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

"Enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances but there is no threat to the wider public."