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Edinburgh bonfire night attacks on emergency services as areas declared “no-go areas” by the police

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) control room staff took 1025 calls during an eight hour peak period. Officials had five attacks on brigades as they attended 356 calls.

Meanwhile, police say they have received 483 calls about fireworks offenses. Twelve people were arrested, and another 15 were dispersed from the dispersal zones, with officers say further arrests may follow.

Majority of serious incidents took place in Edinburgh Niddry areawhere young people threw fireworks at police, firefighters and ambulance workers. During call-out illegal bonfire on Langside Street, Clydebank, SFRS attacked by twenty youths using fireworks, hint back-up from OMON. One police vehicle permanent damage and one the man was arrested.

Among the hotspots in Edinburgh was Marishall Road where fire the window of the engine was broken, and the police car was walled up on Ferry Road Drive, where the riot squad van was located. also damaged.

Further incidents in Edinburgh Prohibition area Police and firefighters reportedly faced youth is armed with fireworks, scaffolding and a baseball bat.

Three officers were injured, including two in in the citySighthill areawhen the vehicle windows were broken. Both were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

In Duddington area of in the capital, roads were barricaded by suspects, and firebombs were thrown in the police.

Massive police operation launched after violence erupted in Niddry

Around the same time in Glasgow man outside OVO Hydro fired a flare into the crowd of people. On the spot, he was detained by security personnel. Two people were arrested in connection with cause.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Meirs, Gold Commander for Operation Moonbeam stated: “In some areas, especially in Edinburgh, various faces showed blatant disregard for in safety of in public and emergency services, and actively attacked police and firefighters during the course. of their responsibilities.

“This behavior is completely unacceptable and unacceptable. I want do it in abundance clear what a significant follow-up investigation will be carried out in attitude towards everyone of these incidents. Do not think so just because you dodged the police on the night that we won’t knock on your door in nearest future”.

He added: “All of those who we on duty during the Bonfire Night, demonstrated exceptional professionalism and dedication to protecting the public from harm under extremely difficult and difficult circumstances. I’m glad for all of their efforts.”

Firefighters took part in 242 incidents in western service area89 in east and 25 in in north from 15:30 to 23:30 on Saturday.

Firefighters are not known to have been injured.

Assistant Chief Officer David Farris, director of provision of services for SFRS, said: “We are disappointed by the report of five attacks on our firefighters. in run-up before Bonfire Night, we talked about this kind of unacceptable behavior on the part small minority, which unfortunately happens year after year.

“Our staff should be able to bear out them role was not attacked and it is disappointing that people tried to harm the firefighters and damaged our equipment and equipment”.

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