A 'slashing' occurred during a large-scale incident in Glasgow on bonfire night.

We reported that specialist emergency crews were deployed in the city to deal with 'unprecedented' levels of violence and disorder on Sunday, November 5.

Two groups of youths began fighting and throwing fireworks at each other in the Quarrywood Avenue area of Barmulloch.

The Glasgow Times now understands a slashing took place in the incident, and a person was taken to hospital.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 9.13pm on November 5, 2023 to attend an incident at Quarrywood Avenue, Glasgow.

"Two special operations response teams (SORT) were dispatched to the scene and one patient was transported to hospital.”

Eight cops were injured while carrying out operations as part of Operation Moonbeam, which was first launched in 2018 to combat similar violence experienced on Bonfire Night the previous year. 

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Mairs, Gold Commander for Operation Moonbeam, said: “The overwhelming majority of Scotland enjoyed Bonfire Night safely and responsibly, but once again, a minority of individuals have been responsible for an unacceptable and frankly, disgusting level of disorder that left communities alarmed and police officers injured."

Meanwhile, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has hit out after their crews experienced nine attacks on bonfire night.

They received more than 892 calls from the public and sent firefighters to approximately 355 bonfires across the country between 3.30pm and midnight.

Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) Andy Watt said: "Attacks on our firefighters are completely unacceptable. 

“Our staff should be able to carry out their role without being attacked. It is disappointing that people have tried to hurt firefighters and have damaged our appliances."

A small number of arrests were made on Sunday, but investigations have since been launched and dedicated teams are now working on them.

It is anticipated that cops will make more arrests in the next few days.

Anyone with information that can assist inquiries is urged to contact police via 101 or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.