Hunt under way for 'reckless' youths who attacked police with bricks

Police officers locked down the area after the public, firefighters and police officers were targeted by youths.

Hunt under way for ‘reckless’ youths who attacked police with bricks on Bonfire Night in Edinburgh STV News

Door-to-door enquiries are being carried in a bid to identify those responsible for attacking a police vehicle with bricks amid Bonfire Night disorder in Edinburgh.

Police officers locked down the Niddrie area of the capital after local residents, firefighters and police officers were targeted by youths.

One officer suffered a minor facial injury when a patrol car was pelted with bricks resulting in a window being shattered.

Investigators say a probe is underway and door-to-door enquiries and reviews of CCTV footage are being carried out.

Chief Inspector Neil Wilson said: “The actions of those responsible could have had much more serious consequences and our investigation is under way.

“Officers are carrying out door-to door enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage in an effort to identify those involved.

“I would appeal to motorists who were in the Niddrie area and who may have dash-cam footage to come forward. You may have captured something that could assist our enquiries.

“I would also appeal to anyone with mobile phone footage of any of the incidents to get in touch with Police Scotland as a matter of urgency on 101.”