A Glasgow minister is on a mission to make the city’s streets safer.
A team of crime-busting Street Pastors, headed up by the Reverend Peter Dunn of Queen’s Park Baptist Church, will be patrolling the city centre from January to help cut drink-related violence.
The idea is that the pastors will offer advice in a non-confrontational way before trouble starts.
A team of 60 volunteers, drawn from different faiths, will patrol Sauchiehall Street on Saturday nights from 10pm – 5am.
The Street Pastors initiative was launched in April 2003 in London by the Rev Les Isaac, as a direct response to increased violent crime and anti-social behaviour.
The initiative is now running in 55 locations around the UK including Inverness, Perth and Aberdeen.
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