Police officers attacked with bricks in Edinburgh

Bricks were hurled at a police car on Pennywell Gardens.
Bricks were hurled at a police car on Pennywell Gardens.
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Bricks were hurled at a police car in Edinburgh on Saturday evening as officers reported to an incident.

Officers are investigating after a brick smashed a vehicle’s windscreen in Pennywell Gardens.

It is understood there were also several incidents of fireworks being thrown in the direction of police vehicles in the Pilton and Muirhouse areas.

Yesterday it emerged, fire crews came under attack on Bonfire Night in Edinburgh.

Chief Inspector Jimmy Jones, Area Commander for North West Edinburgh, said:

“A proactive policing operation was planned in anticipation of the bonfire night celebrations and involved significant resources across the city.

“We experienced a high volume of calls, particularly surrounding anti-social behaviour and the use of fireworks, in the North Edinburgh area.

“There was a reckless minority of people who sought to disrupt and hinder the efforts of emergency services personnel in keeping residents safe.

“Inquiries are under way to establish the identities of those responsible and we also seek the assistance of the local community in identifying them.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed any disorder or anti-social behaviour to contact us through 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”