Four people, including a police officer, were hospitalised after "unprecedented levels of violence" in Glasgow last night.

Cops confirmed that they were called to over 20 young people fighting and throwing fireworks at each other within the Quarrywood Avenue area of Barmulloch.

Those who got hurt were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Officers are still in the area and an investigation is continuing to find those responsible.

A Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) was also set up, allowing members of the public to send information directly to the police.

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Assistant Chief Constable Tim Mairs said: “Last night we experienced significant disorder, in particular in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh, and in the Quarrywood Avenue area of Glasgow.

“Our priority during the disorder was to protect our communities and our emergency workers, and now we are looking to carry on our police work and use the evidence we gathered to carry out the necessary arrests.

“The level of disorder we faced was unacceptable and looking at the evidence we have already gathered, we don’t believe this incident was spontaneous. Although many of those involved were youths, there were undoubtedly adults involved in orchestrating that behaviour.

“We took a robust stance and I am proud of the courage, discipline and professionalism that officers showed in the face of the violence last night.

“A number of our officers sustained minor physical injuries, however, we are also aware of the mental impact that dealing with such significant levels of violence/disorder can have and will continue to support all officers affected.  

"Nobody deserves to be injured in this way for doing their job. An emergency worker is also someone’s son, daughter, husband or wife.

“If anyone has any information that can help us in our investigation then please contact 101, or send it in via the respective portal link.”