Police on scene of South Carbrain incident

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 20:46 on 21 May 2015

Police    Crime 

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CUMBERNAULD’S notorious Millcroft Road area is the scene of intensive police activity this evening, after emergency vehicles were spotted taping off parts of the street.

At around 8pm, a police vehicle was spotted racing along Lenziemill Road, joining the B8054, before turning left on Kildrum roundabout to attend an ongoing incident on South Carbrain Road.

Local residents and drivers living or passing by the scene say that both ambulance crews and police officers were on the scene of the, as yet, unconfirmed accident.

Emergency crews remain on scene at the time of this article’s publication, with an area of grass outside of the Millcroft Road flats, on South Carbrain Road, taped off.

Police and ambulance personnel were seen searching the grass, as more police officers arrived every minute.  

Local sources are reporting to Cumbernauld Media that an emergency Scottish Ambulance response vehicle and one police patrol vehicle were parked on South Carbrain Road, next to the infamous Millcroft Road flats, around 30minutes ago.

Eye witnesses now say that the grassy knoll outside the back of one of the Millcroft Road flats has been taped off, with only police officers at the scene, after an emergency response paramedic left around shortly after 8.05pm.

Readers who have contacted us suggest that the first police vehicle only arrived at shortly before 8pm.

At around 8.10pm, our newsdesk received confirmation of a police vehicle leaving Millcroft Road, while an emergency ambulance was spotted racing to the scene, where it is not yet clear what actually transpired.

Cumbernauld Media understands that only police remain on the scene at the moment, and although there has been suggestions of a body lying on the grass, nothing has as yet been confirmed.