Police praise neighbours of elderly Kirkintilloch woman after alleged intruder is spotted in her back garden

A man has been arrested after neighbours spotted an alleged intruder in an elderly woman's back garden in Kirkintilloch earlier this week.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 9:47 am
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 9:53 am

The incident happened around 3pm on Wednesday at the pensioner’s home at Waverley Crescent.

The suspicious neighbours immediately called police and officers have praised their quick-thinking actions.

A police spokesperson at Kirkintilloch said: “The elderly woman was a previous victim of a house break-in.

“We arrested a 50-year-old man and he has been held in custody and is due to appear at court.

“This is a great example of neighbours looking out for each other, particularly as this was a vulnerable elderly lady.

“Anyone with any concerns in this regard should call their local police office on 101.”