Petrol bombs and fireworks thrown at police on street as riot squad called in

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Edinburgh yobs throw petrol bombs at police, divert buses and riot squads descend

Specialist officers have been deployed to Hay Avenue in Edinburgh this afternoon

Violence has erupted in Edinburgh as youths attacked police with petrol bombs.

People gathered for Bonfire Night when the celebration took a flip for the more severe and some individuals began lighting fireworks in all instructions.

Specialist officers have been deployed to sort out the ‘important’ anti-social use of fireworks in Hay Avenue.

Rows of police in riot gear have been seen with their shields raised in opposition to a backdrop of fireworks.

Footage shared on social media confirmed a number of youths charging at them earlier than they have been compelled to run again.

Loud bangs and screams might be heard in the background, and fireworks might be seen touring in all kinds of instructions.

Police Scotland confirmed that specialist Public Order assets have been despatched to the realm as a part of Operation Moonbeam, which was launched in response to the excessive ranges of public dysfunction.

A press release on Twitter learn: ‘Officers are being attacked with fireworks, petrol bombs and different projectiles.

‘Quite a lot of native roads are closed. Avoid the realm for now whereas we reply.’

The assaults first started at round 4.40pm at the moment and it’s understood officers are nonetheless failing to carry the dysfunction beneath management.


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