POLICE Scotland have Once again become aware that members of the public have gained access to the former Interfloor site at Heathhall.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), Police Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council would like to remind the public, and in particular our young people, about the dangers of entering ANY derelict buildings.

Public safety is of our first priority and we would re-iterate that people should stay clear of these buildings and any surrounding industrial areas.

Not only is the former Interfloor site private property, but the danger of injury due to the risks within such properties is of real concern. Unstable footing, broken glass and other environmental hazards are often common.

Parents are asked to re-inforce this message to their children. These areas are not playgrounds. Know where your children are and inform them of the dangers of playing on such sites.

Sergeant Michael McCaughey of Police Scotland said “the site at Interfloor has been fenced off for very good reasons and is clearly a dangerous place to go into. I would urge parents to ensure that they highlight this to any children who might think of venturing into the area. Police and Community Safety Teams are actively patrolling the area and anyone found in, or attempting to get into the site will be dealt with through the courts where appropriate.
“Once again, if anyone sees anything suspicious or people entering the site, please phone Police Scotland on 101. Please help us to keep our young people safe.”

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