A BONFIRE in Whitecrook sparked a major police response on Bonfire Night.

The fire service attended to extinguish the blaze in Braes Avenue and had fireworks thrown at them by youths.

Police attended the scene around 5.45pm and arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl for alleged culpable and reckless conduct.

Reports will be sent to the procurator fiscal and the children’s reporter.

But police had to go back to the scene at around 7pm after the bonfire was re-lit, and upon arrival, a “large disorderly” crowd of youths reportedly threw fireworks in the direction of the officers.

A number of wheelie bins were said to have been set on fire and the youngsters allegedly tried to damage a police vehicle.

Extra officers were asked to go to the scene to help put an end to the disturbance.

One eye witness described it as “mayhem” and said around 12 police vans and cars, as well as police dogs were present.

A further arrest was made on a 21-year-old man for an alleged breach of the peace.

And police were called back to the scene for a third time, at around 8pm, when they arrested two 18-year-olds who are also the subject of reports to the procurator fiscal.

Police have said that a crime report has been raised and CCTV from Braes Avenue is currently being reviewed with the intention of making further arrests in connection with the disorder.

Officers also attended various other calls of fireworks being thrown at cars in Old Kilpatrick.

The youths vacated the area on police arrival and no-one was injured.

Extra police patrols were on hand throughout the night.

Firefighters were assisted in putting out bonfires in other areas including Faifley and Parkhall.

Meanwhile, in Drumchapel, police said there was a “significant” decrease in call volume to the police in and around the Winterfest event.

Officers confirmed that the event passed without incident and only two arrests for minor acts of disorder were made.

A 50 per cent decrease in call volume from last year was recorded due to a “high profile and robust” policing operation in and around the Drumchapel area.

A number of fireworks were seized and two individuals were charged with alleged illegal possession of fireworks and will be subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

More from the area’s Bonfire Night displays in the Clydebank Post next week.