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Grant McDowall, secretary of the east area committee with the Scottish Police Federation, said: “We are delighted to see the upgraded shower and changing facilities at Stirling Police Station.

“It is heartening to see that the concerns we previously raised with the force have been taken on board and that work has been undertaken to address them.

“Having access to suitable shower facilities is an important part of officer well-being and go a long way to making a sometimes difficult job that little bit more comfortable.”

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Gangs of boozed-up teens allegedly armed with knives and axes are travelling from outside the city to cause chaos in a West End park – putting police resources under pressure.

Officers have also been attacked while out on patrol.

The Scottish Police Federation say their officers have expressed their concerns about the situation at Kelvingrove Park after repeated call-outs during the warm weather.

Paul Connelly, chair of the west area committee with the Scottish Police Federation, explained cops had even been injured when trying to deal with anti-social incidents involving the young troublemakers in the beauty spot.

He said: “In recent weeks, we have been contacted by several officers who are expressing concerns about their ability to keep the public and themselves safe in the Kelvingrove Park area of Glasgow.

“It has been widely reported that groups of people have been making the most of the recent good weather and have been gathering within the park area.

“Whilst the vast majority of those visiting cause no issues and are simply having a good time, a number of individuals appear to be responsible for some very concerning anti-social behaviour.”

He added: “Large scale fights have been reported in recent weeks, some of which have involved the alleged use of weapons such as knives and axes.

“There have been a number of assaults, some of which were found to be serious, with officers also being injured whilst carrying out their duties and trying to restore order.”

Chief Inspector Morag Lister said the safety of the public and police officers is “paramount” and slammed those who get physical with cops.

She said: “Any form of violence or aggression against them is totally unacceptable.”

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