Riot police swoop on Glasgow supermarket after car mounts pavement

Armed police have gathered around a supermarket in southern Glasgow, following reports of a car mounting the pavement before fleeing the scene.

Dozens of officers, described by onlookers as wearing riot gear, have been spotted patrolling outside Aldi in the Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, area of the Scottish city.

Police have gone as far as locking down the Aldi branch while the incident is investigated, according to reports in The Glasgow Times, but police are yet to confirm the nature of the supposed crime.

“Police were called to Pollokshaws Road in Glasgow at around 3pm on Tuesday 13 April following reports that a car had mounted the pavement before driving from the scene,” a Police Scotland spokesperson said.

“This car has been traced in Greenlaw Way and officers are carrying out searches in the area for the occupants. Enquiries into the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider public.”

There is also a large police presence at nearby Stewarton Road, according to local newspapers.

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