Kyle Falconer, The View frontman, charged with assault

THE frontman of Scottish indie rock band The View has been arrested and charged with assault after an alleged disturbance.

Kyle Falconer, who fronts indie rock band The View. Picture: Jane Barlow
Kyle Falconer, who fronts indie rock band The View. Picture: Jane Barlow

Kyle Falconer, 28, a founding member of the chart-topping band, best known for their 2007 single Same Jeans, was detained by officers after the alleged incident in West Marketgait in Dundee city centre during the early hours of Sunday morning,

An eyewitness said he had seen an altercation outside the Shell petrol station.

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He said: “I had come out of the casino after someone I was with did not get in because they had forgotten their card.

“I went across to the garage and when I came out there was an argument going on. There was a lot of shouting.”

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A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said today: “Police Scotland can confirm a 28-year-old man was charged in connection with a disturbance at 3.45am on Sunday October 4, at West Marketgait, Dundee.

“A report was sent to the procurator fiscal.”

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The View formed while three of the band members attended St John’s High School in Dundee.

After signing a record deal, they rose to prominence in 2007 with debut album Hats Off to the Buskers, which entered the charts at No 1 and was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

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It went on to sell more than 300,000 copies and went platinum.

The album included their best-selling single to date, Same Jeans, which peaked at No 3 in the charts.

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They released compilation album Seven Year Setlist in 2013 and their fifth studio album, Ropewalk, came out last month — to favourable reviews from critics.