Gang caused £40,000 of damage during fireworks night
Five men admit charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after three-hour rampage in city.
Five young men caused £40,000 worth of damage in Edinburgh on Bonfire Night last year.
During a three-hour rampage in the Restalrig and Craigentinny areas of the capital, the gang threw fireworks at each other, members of the public, property and cars.
Three cars were burned out, one of them put onto a bonfire.
When emergency services were called in, fireworks and rocks were thrown at the workers. Residents were also too afraid to leave their homes.
Lewis Park, 20, Dylan Martins, 18, Liam Willis, 19, Dylan McArdle, 19, and Connor Murray, 18, pleaded guilty to causing fear and alarm and concern for the safety of the local residents, police officers and emergency service personnel.
Defence solicitors appearing for the five told Sheriff Frank Crowe that their clients now appreciated that the events of that evening must have been a frightening experience for those living there.
The five, they said, accepted their conduct had shocked the community and was a serious matter. None, however, had been in trouble since then.
For their part in the disturbance, they were each been placed on a Restriction of Liberty Order for six months at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.
Sheriff Crowe told them it was to make sure they were "not out and about, causing trouble on the streets".