SECURITY guards at a local shopping centre have been fitted with Body Worn Video [BWV] in an effort to combat youths causing chaos.

At a recent meeting held to discuss a rise in anti-social behaviour [ASB] in Clydebank town centre Inspector Ryan McMurdo, area commander for West Dunbartonshire, confirmed that the cameras have been rolled out at Clyde Shopping Centre.

The mall’s security team are now equipped with the technology – which is being supplied by the centre -  to deter ASB incidents from taking place as well as keeping themselves safe.

The cameras are visibly fitted to the staff’s uniform and can be used to record both audio and video footage.

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Morven Sutherland, communities inspector for the region, told the Post that the aim is to make Clydebank “a safer place where the local community can thrive”.

Inspector Sutherland said: “The shopping centre is working with the security guards and they have been given body-worn cameras now.

“We also work closely with the centre and its security staff. The aim is to make Clydebank town centre a safer place where the local community can thrive and where those people engaging in anti-social behaviour are put off coming to the area.

“The message I want to get out is to encourage the local community to report concerns around anti-social behaviour to the police and relevant partners and we would ask parents to please know where your children are and if they’re found to be engaging in anti-social behaviour then expect to hear from the police."

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Last week, the Post reported that concerns had been raised after it was revealed that security guards at the mall had reportedly been spat at and punched.

Local councillors branded the alleged attacks “as simply unacceptable”.

Clyde Shopping Centre has been contacted for comment.