URBAN Explorer Group Caught At Disused Port Glasgow Building

3 December, 2020 | Local

URBAN explorers who travelled from Lanarkshire to look round a rundown building in Clune Park, Port Glasgow, have been fined.

Police responded after the nine people involved triggered an alarm at premises in Robert Street on Wednesday night.

They told officers they were part of an urban exploring group.

Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: “Derelict buildings are not maintained and are usually unsafe.

“Going into these risks not only your own safety, but that of the emergency service workers who may be required to go in after you.”

He added: “Five fixed penalties notices were issued to adults for breach of the non-essential travel regulations.

“The chief constable has made it clear that we are asking people to take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember that the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to protect the NHS and save lives by preventing the virus from spreading.

“Our officers will continue to engage with the public, explain the legislation and guidance, and encourage compliance. We will use enforcement as a last resort where there is a clear breach of the legislation.”

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