Four police cars and two riot vans attend ‘rammy’ at Dundee taxi rank

Police had to “take over” a taxi rank following an alleged brawl involving several people in Dundee city centre.

Officers were called out to deal with the incident in Meadowside on Friday night.

Four police cars and two operational support units descended on the rank to deal with what was described by the force as an “ongoing disturbance”.

One officer requested assistance to deal with a fight involving “four or five” people.

A man and a woman were each given fixed penalty notices for breach of the peace.

A 38-year-old man was also arrested for an alleged breach of the peace.

The incident is believed to have taken place around 11.15pm, with officers leaving the scene about 20 minutes later.

The city centre was busy as a result of a homecoming concert by The View, which took place a short distance away in the Caird Hall.

Thousands attended the show which marked 10 years since the band released their debut album.

The police response was witnessed by people drinking at The Counting House pub nearby.

A woman who saw the arrival of officers from inside the pub said police “took over” the taxi rank.

She told the Tele: “We just looked out of the window and saw all the police cars which turned up outside the pub.

“There were about four police cars and two riot vans which sped up and stopped.

“I didn’t see what happened but I thought it must have been a fight or something.

“I saw the police questioning a few people.

“They basically took over the taxi rank while all that was going on.

“The police cars left about 15 minutes after they arrived but the vans stayed.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police Scotland attended in Meadowside around 11.15pm on Friday after reports of an ongoing disturbance.

“Two people were given fixed penalty notices and a third was arrested, all for breach of the peace.”