Five men and women have been arrested and charged following a string of violent incidents in Grangemouth.
Three men, aged 29, 30 and 38-years-old, and two women, aged 27 and 30-years-old, have been charged in relation to serious assaults on Tinto Drive, on Saturday, February 27, and Islay Court, on Monday, March 1.
During the alleged Tinto Drive attack, a 38-year-old man suffered a serious injury and had to be taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Monday’s incident saw a 34-year-old man also taken to hospital after sustaining a serious injury.
All five arrested have also been charged in connection with possessing an offensive weapon after a disturbance last week, on Wednesday, February 24, on Lumley Place.
Three of the men and the 30-year-old woman have also been charged in relation to a fourth incident on Sunday, at Cultenhove Crescent, in which a 31-year-old man was badly hurt and required hospital treatment.
They are all due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Tuesday, March 2.
Detective inspector Craig Higgins said: “There is no place for violent behaviour in our society.
“If you have any concerns about criminal activity in your local community, please contact police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.”