Security Increased at Former Interfloor Site at Heathhall

Following a decision by the Local Resilience Partnership (LRP) multi-agency group, security was increased at the former Interfloor site at Heathhall over the weekend.

The LRP consists of representatives from bodies such as Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services, Dumfries and Galloway Council, SEPA, NHS Public Health amongst others.

Patrols from both Police Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Safety team are checking the perimeter throughout the day and night. Fencing has been added to fill gaps, and repaired where there were concerns. Windows on the ground floor of the building have also been boarded up.

As stated previously, public safety is at priority and the group re-iterate that the public should stay clear of these dangerous buildings and the surrounding area.

Despite warnings and endeavours it has been noted that children are still slipping through the cordons to access the derelict building. It cannot be stated highly enough that any industrial site makes for an extremely dangerous playground and the public are thanked for their help in reporting intruders over the weekend, and they should continue to do so.

The LRP are currently engaged in talks with the owners of the site and have requested that this hazardous area is made safe.

Inspector Gordon McKnight from 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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