Glasgow & West Scotland

Hunting bow stolen in Shawlands house break-in

A large hunting bow and 24 arrows have been stolen from a house in the south side of Glasgow.

Police said the Black Mamba bow and carbine arrows were taken, along with other personal items, from a flat in Cartha Street, Shawlands.

The owner discovered the break-in when he returned home at 04:30 on Tuesday.

Police described the hunting bow as a "professional standard weapon" and asked anyone who was offered it for sale to get in touch.

Det Con Marc Kelly, from Strathclyde Police, said: "There is no requirement for any kind of licence for this hunting bow.

"Firstly, I would appeal to anyone who was in the Cartha Street area of Shawlands and saw anyone either out of place or acting suspiciously to contact me as soon as possible.

"I would also appeal to anyone who may have been offered this hunting bow for sale to get in touch. This is professional standard weapon used by hunters and not something that would be seen often."

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