A TOP cop has says police can't rule out further violence as war rages between two families in Castlemilk. 

Extra officers have been drafted in to deal with the feud, during which five children were mown down by a car on Stravanan Road last month in an incident police are treating as attempted murder.

Fourteen-year-old Roisin Walker suffered a broken neck during the incident, with the intended target believed to have been a 21-year-old man.

As reported in the Evening Times, rumours have circulated the attempted hit related to the killing of 23-year-old Jamie Lee at a playpark in Ballantay Terrace last July.

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And yesterday, Inspector George Campbell told Castlemilk residents: “The majority of the serious violence taking place is down to two particular groups who are going to continue to target each other.

"They have been targeting each other for a long time.

“We know the majority of people involved but there is an abnormally high number of incidents of people targeting each other for trivial reasons.”

Police are still hunting the driver of the silver Vauxhall Astra which hit the children last month.

Officers are also continuing with attempts to track Jordan Owen, who is wanted in connection with the shooting of Jamie Lee last year.

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Inspector Campbell added: “The police response since the murder that took place several months ago is based on intelligence and what we perceive to be the threats.

“It’s exceptionally difficult to do when people target each other and will go out their way to find each other then use violence against each other.

“Additional resources are being placed in Castlemilk Police Office. That will hopefully go a long way to reassuring people in the area.

“I’d love to be able to tell you that I’ll be able to prevent all serious violence taking place but that would be teeing myself up for a fall.

“It can be quite disheartening to see extreme violence, especially where the kids were hit by the car.

“That shouldn’t have happened. My worry is that people see that as a failure of policing. That’s not the case. There’s nothing you can do to prevent that.”

The inspector also confirmed that an incident, where a man was found dead in flat on Raithburn Road, is not connected to the feud.

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He was speaking as members of the Linn Area Partnership said residents had been left fearing for their safety.

Ann-Marie Docherty, from Fair Deal Glasgow, said claimed the community was feeling vulnerable after recent events.

Councillor Malcolm Cunning said: “We don’t want the message that Castlemilk is a no-go area or is unsafe to go out.

“Castlemilk is a hell of a lot better place than you might think in recent months.”

Councillor Glenn Elder added: “It’s not a war-zone, it’s a place where most people, most of the time can go about their jobs.”

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