Police and fire crews have responded to a fire started by youths in woods in Lenzie.

Officers were alerted to the scene alongside firefighters in the woods near Meadowburn Avenue.

On arrival they were a well-lit fire, with cans of alcohol and smashed glass strewn across nearby ground. Police say the area is being used as a ‘drinking den’.

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East Dunbartonshire Police posted a video on Twitter of the fire, and confirmed that Scottish Fire & Rescue Service personnel attended the scene to extinguish the blaze.

They tweeted: “Your CPT officers are dealing with ASB in Lenzie. A number of Scottish Fire & Rescue appliances at scene after a group started a fire in the woods at Meadowburn Avenue.

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“The area is clearly used as a drinking den; strewn with discarded cans of alcohol & significant amount of smashed glass.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of a grass fire near Meadowburn Avenue in Lenzie. One appliance was mobilised to the scene.”

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

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