Officers appeal for footage following Govan disorder

Published 03 September 2019

Police Scotland has set up a dedicated and confidential email address – – to allow anyone to send mobile phone or dash-cam footage, photographs or other information, as it continues to investigate significant public disorder in the Govan area of Glasgow on Friday, 30 August 2019.


An Incident Room has been established at Govan Police Office and officers continue to carry out extensive enquiries into the large scale disturbance which occurred when a planned parade was met by several hundred counter demonstrators in the vicinity of Govan Road and Govan Cross from around 7 pm.


Detective Inspector Kevin Gilmour, the officer leading the enquiry, is appealing for anyone who can assist to contact Police Scotland. He said:


“Since the events of Friday evening officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area and reviewing footage from public space CCTV.


“We are determined to identify as many people as possible who were involved and I am now appealing to the public who may have been in the area and captured the events to send it to us.


“The email address can be used to send moving footage from a mobile phone or dash-cam or photographs which may show someone involved.


“If you were in the area, please let us view the footage as it may be of more significance than you believe.


“If you prefer to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


On Friday evening Police Scotland deployed a wide range of conventional and specialist resources to quell the disorder as quickly and safely as possible. The circumstances are now subject of a robust criminal enquiry.


Area Commander, Chief Inspector Shaheen Baber added:


“I can re-assure our local communities that everything is being done by our officers to find out who was involved in the scenes we witnessed on the evening of Friday 30 August. By working together we can tackle such behaviour in our communities

“If anyone has any information that could assist the enquiry please contact any of our local officers in the Govan area, either in person, by emailing or by calling direct on 101. We will also have a Police Incident Vehicle parked during the week near to Govan Cross daily between 10 am to 3 pm should anyone wish to visit and speak to officers directly.”

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