Arrests made after street violence in St Andrews



Two males, aged 16 and 20 years, have been arrested in connection with a serious disturbance which happened in St Andrews in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The incident took place in the Abbey Street area at around 2.40am.

A number of reports were made to police indicating that a group of around ten youths were fighting in the street.

Two men were found injured and were subsequently taken to Ninewells Hospital with what are described as serious injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson said, “This was a serious disturbance which has left two young men with serious facial injuries. The group involved are described as being in the 18/23 years old age band, and were wearing jeans and jumpers.

“We believe they were in the St.Andrews town centre for some time last night under the influence of alcohol and people may have cause to have been alarmed about their behaviour.

“From our enquires, we understand that a group of males have been involved in a physical confrontation that started on Playfair Terrace culminating on Abbey Street when these males were injured.

“We know that during this time, the males confronted and chased each other by throwing bottles on Bell Street and South Street and believe that people in the town that night would have seen this.

“We also believe this incident to be linked to the theft of a motorbike from an address on the Canongate that was reported shortly after 3am. This motorbike is possibly now in the Methil area.

We are carrying out door to door enquiries and reviewing CCTV images in the area as part of the investigation.

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