Police Scotland have made eight extra arrests after a chaotic Bonfire Night face-off – together with two youngsters who’re suspected of creating petrol bombs.
Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with getting ready petrol bombs and throwing fireworks at police in Edinburgh.
Six others, aged between 14 and 16, have been arrested in reference to possession of fireworks and related dysfunction in Southhouse and Gracemount.
On 5 November in Niddrie, riot law enforcement officials have been focused by a gaggle of round 100 youths.
Videos from the scene present fireworks being shot in the direction of police positions.
While some officers solely suffered delicate accidents, Police Scotland condemned the psychological influence of the “unacceptable” violence.
The newest arrests imply a complete of 17 suspects have been taken into custody by police over the dysfunction on Bonfire Night.
The youngest suspect was aged 13, and the oldest was a person 31.
A spokesman for Police Scotland mentioned: “Work stays ongoing to ascertain the identities of others concerned and numerous others have been recognized.
“Officers continue to appeal to the public to provide any information that can help with ongoing inquiries.”
Chief Inspector Kieran Dougal mentioned: “The disorder seen in the capital on Bonfire Night was completely unacceptable and these charges show our continued commitment to identifying and tracing those involved in the incidents.
“Our investigation continues and I’d urge the general public to proceed to assist us with that by reporting any data to 101, or ship it to the portal hyperlink. Alternatively you possibly can name Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 the place data will be given anonymously.”
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First Minister Humza Yousaf mentioned on X (Twitter) following the incident: “Disgraceful scenes of fireworks misuse across some areas of Scotland last night, particularly in Niddrie.
“I pay tribute to Scotland Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland officers who shouldn’t be focused & attacked for doing their job. Those accountable ought to really feel the total pressure of the regulation.”
Scotland’s justice secretary has said she is “open to dialogue” on a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, Angela Constance said Scotland did not currently hold the powers to do so, but added: “I’m open-minded about it, open to dialogue.”