Jan 17 2013 by Gary Fanning, Hamilton Advertiser
A 37-year-old man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the face and shoulder in a Blantyre street.
Police wouldn’t say exactly where the serious assault took place on the evening of January 13. The man’s condition is not life threatening. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.
Cops were this week hunting two female Eastern Europeans or Asian thieves who robbed an elderly woman in a Hamilton frozen food store.
The pony-tailed women followed the victim into Iceland in Brandon Street after she withdraw cash from the nearby ATM at Bank of Scotland on Monday at 10.20am.
They stole her purse, containing about £100, and other personal belongings from her shopping trolley. Officers are examining CCTV footage in the area in a bid to identify the culprits who are aged between 25 and 30 and also 18 to 25.
Police are linking the two women to a shoplifitng incident at B&M stores in Douglas Park Retail Park on January 3. Officers are looking at CCTV to identify the women.
Cops seized £8000 of cannabis after swooping on a home in Sempie Street, Burnbank, on Wednesday, January 9. A 28-year-old man is being reported to the procurator fiscal for allegedly being concerned in production of a controlled drug.
A woman handed in seven sat-navs that she found in a bag into Hamilton Police Office on Thursday, January 10. Four owners have been identified and two unreported crimes were detected.
Two men aged 39 and 32, have been reported to the procurator fiscal for using stolen bank cards to obtain more than £1000 of fuel and goods from garages across the South Lanarkshire area.
Police lifted two teenage boys after several residents called police following a distrubance among a large group of youths in the Meikle Earnock area of Hamilton on Saturday, January 12.
A 14-year-old and 15-year-old boy were reported for being involved in the disturbance and several more were returned to their home address and a large quantity of alcohol, which could only have been purchased for them by a person or persons over 18, was seized. A police spokesman said: “Agent purchase is an issue and one which we are working with licencees, shop owners and the public to resolve.”
Seven people were reported for driving without insurance and two for driving without a valid licence within the Hamilton area. Anyone with information on the incidents should contact Hamilton Police Office on 483300, or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.