Man arrested over Dundee armed incidents

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Edinburgh in connection with a series of incidents in Dundee last week involving an armed gang .

The Tayside Division of Police Scotland launched a major manhunt last week after three hooded men - two reported to be carrying weapons - were involved in two connected incidents in Balbeggie Street in the Douglas area of the city.

The first incident happened at 6.30pm last Wednesday night when a car and the window of a home in Balbeggie Street were damaged by three men.They had emerged from what is believed to be a dark-coloured car Vauxhall Vectra being driven by another man and run to a nearby address to bang on the front door. They then vandalised a car parked on the street, breaking its windows, and threw an object at a window of the house, smashing the glass. All three wore dark-coloured hooded tops with the hoods up.

Two men were later seen the same evening , carrying weapons outside the same address, before leaving a short time later in a silver people carrier-style vehicle.

A spokesman for the Tayside Division said today: “ Police Scotland can confirm that a 21 year-old Dundee man was arrested last night in Edinburgh by Tayside Division officers with support from local officers in connection with incidents in Balbeggie Street in Dundee last Wednesday. He is currently assisting with enquiries.”

He continued: “Detective officers are still seeking two other suspects in connection with the incidents and they are advised to hand themselves in without delay. Enquiries are continuing in the Douglas area and across Dundee, as well as anywhere else that information and intelligence dictates.”

Police Scotland announced this afternoon that two further arrests had been made.

A force spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that two men – aged 22 and 21-years-old - were arrested by Tayside Division officers in Dundee this afternoon in connection with incidents in Balbeggie Street in the Douglas area of the city last Wednesday. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and it is anticipated the two local men will appear at the Sheriff Court in Dundee on Thursday.”