Pictures have emerged showing burnt out shells of vehicles following a night on violence and anti social behaviour in parts of the Capital.
The areas of Pilton and Loganlea were particularly challenging for officers and on a number of occasions fireworks were set off at officers by youths.
Firefighters and police were attacked as they tackled fires and anti-social behaviour, with two firefighters and one officer injured in the incidents.
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Police are appealing for information.
Chief Inspector Gill Geany at St Leonards Police Office said “The conduct of a number of youths this evening was outrageous and their misuse of fireworks was nothing short of dangerous.
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“Serious injuries could have been caused by this behaviour and while no arrests have been made at this point we will work closely with everyone to ensure a thorough investigation is carried out to identify those responsible.
I would urge anyone who has any information which might help us in this investigation to contact us through the 101 number.”