Po­lice probe af­ter man stabbed in mass fight at block of flats

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Po­lice in Dundee have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter a stab­bing at a block of flats.

A man was at­tacked in Kemnay Gar­dens in the Dou­glas area of Dundee on Thurs­day.

There were re­ports of a dis­tur­bance be­tween sev­eral peo­ple and men walk­ing down the street car­ry­ing knives as the in­ci­dent un­folded.

One on­looker said it was “like an episode of The Bill” as po­lice and an am­bu­lance de­scended on the area at about 5pm.

Of­fi­cers re­mained in­side a block of flats yes­ter­day guard­ing a home, and scenes of crime in­ves­ti­ga­tors were ex­pected to at­tend to sur­vey the scene.

A win­dow in the block was smashed and there was blood on a wall in the close.

One local man, who did not want to be named, said he saw two men “car­ry­ing knives and vodka bot­tles” af­ter the in­ci­dent.

Mean­while David John­son, 72, whose house over­looks the flats, saw the at­tack un­fold.

He said: “I ini­tially saw three men and two girls in­volved in a fight out­side.

“The men were fight­ing and the girls were scream­ing their heads off.

“One of the guys seemed to be get­ting the bet­ter of the other two.

“They ran off down the path to­wards the shops at the foot of the path at Huntly Square.

“Some­one must have called the po­lice be­cause they ar­rived pretty quickly. The whole area was cor­doned off in­clud­ing the path.

“You couldn’t get up it at all. The next thing an am­bu­lance ar­rived and stopped at the foot of the path.

“They seemed to put some­one into the back of the am­bu­lance.”

Another wit­ness added: “It was like an episode of The Bill.”

Po­lice were un­able to con­firm yes­ter­day whether the vic­tim had suf­fered any se­ri­ous in­juries and no de­tails were avail­able at the time of go­ing to press.

A spokes­woman said: “Po­lice Scot­land is car­ry­ing out in­quiries into a se­ri­ous as­sault which hap­pened in Kemnay Gar­dens, Dundee, at about 4.50pm.”

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