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Glasgow riot police crash into Newton Mearns supermarket after the car is mounted on the pavement

Armed police officers visited a supermarket in south Glasgow after a car hit the pavement and escaped the scene.

Dozens of officers, described by spectators as protective clothing, were seen patrolling outside of Aldi in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, in the Scottish town.

The police cordoned off the Aldi branch during the ongoing investigation, but the nature of the incident has yet to be confirmed.

The car is believed to have climbed the sidewalk on busy South Side Road before being tracked down on Greenlaw Way over six miles away.

“Police were called to Pollokshaws Road in Glasgow at around 3pm on Tuesday April 13th after reports that a car had gotten off the scene on the pavement prior to the journey,” said a police spokesman in Scotland .

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“This car was found on Greenlaw Way and the officers are looking for the occupants in the area.

“Investigations into the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing and are not believed to pose a threat to the general public.”

A second major police presence was seen on nearby Stewarton Road, according to local newspapers, while additional armed officers were spotted outside a Miller & Carter steakhouse next to the Aldi store.

A police helicopter was also spotted over the scene.

Local MSP and former Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw tweeted saying he was “aware” [an] ongoing police incident at Greenlaw stores in Newton Mearns “and warned people to stay out of the area.

“Of course there will be major local concerns, but please stay far away at this point,” he said.

Local residents also used social media to express their confusion about what happened during the game. “You don’t see that every day in Newton Mearns,” said a man on Twitter next to a picture of the police in front of the supermarket.

“Armed police in Newton Mearns? It must be a first. I hope none of the officers have to open fire, ”wrote another.


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