Police probe after louts trash Johnstone school

Mindless louts ransacked a school office and got into a safe.

Cops are investigating after yobs trashed St David’s Primary School, Johnstone, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It is understood an alarm went off at the Beith Road school around 2.55am.

Officers from the specialist dog branch raced to the scene but were unable to trace the suspects.

They had rifled through filing cabinets in the office area and removed papers, which they left strewn across the floor, from a safe.

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Staff were left to pick up the pieces when they arrived at work yesterday morning.

A probe is underway to identify the suspects, including a review of CCTV from the surrounding streets.

Inspector Allan O’Hare, from Johnstone, Renfrew and the villages community policing team, said: “We are investigating a break-in at St David’ Primary School in Beith Road, Johnstone, which took place around 2.55am on Monday morning.

“Filing cabinets had been emptied and papers left on the ground.

“Officers, including those from the dog branch, attended but were unable to trace the suspects.

“At this time it is unclear how the suspects gained access to the property.

“We are carrying out a range of enquiries in relation to this matter, including checking CCTV.

“However, I would urge anyone who may have saw or heard anyone acting suspiciously in the area to get in touch with officers.

“I would also ask homeowners with private CCTV to get in touch if they captured anything which may be useful to our enquiry.”

Meanwhile, police are still investigating after mindless crooks nicked turf that was ready to be laid at a Renfrew school last Thursday.

Three men were spotted filling a wheelie bin with grass at Newmains Primary School around 7pm before making off.

Cops are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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