Seven arrested for 'mobbing and rioting' after bricks thrown at police

Up to 300 people were involved in the incident, which occurred outside a Dumbarton property on February 28.

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Seven people have been arrested for “mobbing and rioting” after a large-scale disturbance outside a Dumbarton house last month.

Up to 300 people were involved in the incident, which occurred outside a property on Graham Street, Brucehill, on February 28.

Officers believe the large group gathered at the location due to inaccurate information circulating online.

The crowd refused to disperse when requested by police and a number of objects, including bricks and fireworks were thrown at officers.

Two men were injured, one of whom was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and several police vehicles were damaged in the disturbance, resulting in those vehicles being out of action until they are repaired.

The force has now confirmed that seven arrests have been made in connection, following a police investigation.

On Friday, March 17, officers acting under warrant entered five properties in the Clydebank, Glasgow, Port Glasgow, Wishaw and Livingston areas.

Four men, aged 21, 27, 45 and 48, and three women, aged 31, 36 and 43 were arrested and charged with mobbing and rioting.

They are due to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday, March 20.

Detective Inspector Bernadette Walls said: “I would like to thank the local community of Brucehill for their support and co-operation throughout this investigation.

“Crime affects the whole community and can cause fear and alarm, we aim to address these issues.

“It’s important local residents, workers and visitors to the area feel secure and reassured that they can go about their day-to-day lives free from the fear of violence and antisocial behaviour.

“Enquiries are ongoing and additional officers remain in the area to provide reassurance to the local community and if anyone has any concerns, they can approach these officers.”

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