8 teenagers arrested in Edinburgh for throwing petrol bombs and fireworks at police

Police have detained an additional eight teenagers in connection with the Bonfire Night riots in Edinburgh, including two boys suspected of creating petrol bombs.

On November 5, riot police in Niddrie, Edinburgh, were targeted by approximately 100 youths hurling pyrotechnics. Some officers sustained minor injuries, and Police Scotland expressed concern about the “unacceptable” violence’s psychological impact, pledging to hold those responsible to account.

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested and charged with preparing petrol bombs and throwing fireworks at the police. Six other boys, aged between 14 and 16, were charged in connection with the possession of fireworks and associated disorder in the areas of Southhouse and Gracemount.

A total of 17 suspects have now been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in Edinburgh and Glasgow on November 5. The youngest suspect was 13, and the oldest was a 31-year-old man. Eight police officers were injured in the clashes.

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