|Posted on August 19, 2012 at 11:20 AM|
POLICE sealed off a part of a busy Paisley housing scheme as a major investigation got under way.
There was frantic activity at flats in Morar Drive, Foxbar, as cops surrounded a garden area with police tape directly outside number 25.
Officers were seen darting in and out of the close as curious passers-by looked on in bewilderment.
But last night, Strathclyde Police refused to comment on the nature of the incident.
However, the Paisley Daily Express understands that forensic teams had been carrying out investigations in the vicinity since late on Thursday night.
Scenes of crime officers were spotted sifting through piles of furniture, which appeared to have been dumped at the side of the close.
The pile, which included sofas, was being carefully checked out by officers.
But one woman, who asked not to be named, was unhappy about being left in the dark when she approached an on-duty cop for information.
She said: “I have to live here and if there is something or someone that presents a danger to me and my family then I want to know about it.
“I asked a policeman if he could tell me what was going on but he refused to say anything, which left me frustrated and angry.”
The area was cordoned off on Thursday night, and remained a no-go area until activity was scaled down at around 4pm yesterday afternoon.
A local man told how the blue crime scene tape was the main topic of conversation in the area.
He said: “Whatever was going on, it looked like the police were in a hurry to carry out their duties.
“It’s probably another drugs raid. People were talking about it in the street but were none the wiser as to what was really going on.”
One lady, who lives in an adjacent close, said: “We noticed forensic workers at the close next to us on Thursday.
“It was obviously something important as there were quite a few officers, both plain clothes and uniformed, around.
“There are all kinds of stories doing the rounds but none with any foundation.”
The Express contacted Strathclyde Police but they were remaining tight-lipped on the nature of the investigation.
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