Riot police called as Halloween disorder and fires break out

The leader of Dundee City Council branded those involved 'morons'.

Riot police called to Halloween disorder in Kirkton area of Dundee STV News

Riot police are in attendance after a disturbance and fire broke out in Dundee on Tuesday evening.

Police were called to the incident in the Beauly Avenue and Beauly Square area of the city’s Kirkton area at around 7.45pm.

Around 50 people were involved in the disorder which seen fires seal of roads and wheelie bins ablaze.

There is no information at present regarding any arrests made in connection.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police and emergency services are in attendance at a disturbance and fire in the Beauly Avenue and Beauly Square area of Dundee. 

“Officers were called to the area around 7.45pm this evening.”

The leader of Dundee city council said he was “incredibly angry” and branded those involved “morons”.

In a post on Facebook, Councillor John Alexander wrote: “Absolute morons. Once again, a small group brings the area down and for what… a chase, to appear ‘hard’ or for ‘fun’.

“Pathetic, ugly and a sad sight.

“Look at the ages of some of those in the videos. If you know you’re kids are involved in this then sadly, you’re part of the problem. As a parent, as much as a councillor for the area, it makes me so incredibly angry to see this.

“I’m in contact with officers as I type and I’m being kept up to date.

“Well done to the group of roughly 50 folk who have, quite literally, caused huge concern and worry in the area, cost taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds and once again knocked their own community.


Last year on Halloween, riot police were deployed to the same area as groups of youths set fires, blocked roads and damaged vehicles and property.

More to follow.

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