AN EAST end campaigner was stunned to find a dumper truck abandoned in Auchmountain Glen.

Susan Clabby is a member of the Glen Women's group who are striving to improve the area.

They are part of a team of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to restore the glen to its former glory.

Susan, 59, was astonished when she discovered the vehicle, stolen from a nearby building site, lying in the water.

She told the Telegraph: "I was so shocked, it's a monster truck.

"Someone has actually put it in the water.

"They've ridden it into the entrance of the glen - I saw the tyre tracks.

"It's an absolute disgrace.

"Someone must have seen or heard something.

"It happened in the early hours of the morning."

Susan says the incident is a real setback for the effort to revive the glen.

She said: "I love the glen and all the hard work is finally coming to fruition, we have funding to give people access to the top of it and to build an archway.

"During the coronavirus lockdown lots of families have been out walking in the glen.

"Schoolchildren were actually involved in a project to put trout in the water exactly where this truck ended up.

"It makes me so angry."

Police say the truck was stolen from a building site in Auchmountain Road and they have launched an investigation to find the people responsible.

Meanwhile a recovery operation will have to be conducted to haul the vehicle, which was on hire from GAP's Anniesland branch, out of the water.

Sergeant Jason Logsdon of Greenock police said: "Between 4.45pm on Tuesday and 6.45am on Wednesday a white/blue dumper truck with 'GAP hire' written on the side was stolen from a building site.

"It was later recovered overturned in the burn at the rear of Aberfoyle Road in Greenock.

"The vehicle will have to be recovered using specialist lifting equipment due to the location and weight of the vehicle.

"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting KC03600620 or pass it on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."