Seven people arrested after crowd of 300 turned up to 'riot' on Scots street
17.03.2023 - 22:49
Seven people have been arrested after a crowd gathered outside a Scots home last month in a night of 'large-scale disorder'.
Two people were injured and police cars damaged when around 300 people turned up at a home on Graham Street in Brucehill, Dumbarton, on Tuesday February 28.
Videos of the alleged incident appeared to show fireworks being set off close to homes in the residential street with some objects, including bricks, apparently thrown at officers and the property, while the crowd refused to disperse.
Police at the time said the incident was believed to be as a result of 'inaccurate information circulating online'.
Officers acting under warrant, entered five properties in Clydebank, Glasgow, Port Glasgow, Wishaw and Livingston on Friday.
Police investigating the incident have now confirmed four men aged, 21, 27, 45 and 48 and three women, aged 31, 36 and 43 were arrested and charged with mobbing and rioting.
They are expected to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday March 20.
Detective Inspector Bernadette Walls said: “I would like to thank the local community of Brucehill for their support and co-operation throughout this investigation.
"Crime affects the whole community and can cause fear and alarm, we aim to address these issues. It’s important local residents, workers and visitors to the area feel secure and reassured that they can go about their day-to-day lives free from the fear of violence and antisocial behaviour."
Enquiries are ongoing and additional officers remain in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.
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