Two men have been injured in a brutal gang assault in Hilltown Park in which poles and road signs were used.
The incident happened at around 8.30pm on Monday night in Caldrum Street, just off Mains Road, but police say they have so far been unable to ascertain the motive behind the attack.
There are believed to have been seven attackers aged between 14 and 17 all of whom were wearing hooded tops and jogging bottoms.
They followed the victims, aged 33 and 28, all the way from Murraygate, before launching the unprovoked attack which residents said was committed using poles and road signs collected from a nearby street and garden.
Residents in the area spoke of a growing sense of fear as gangs of youths have started to gather more frequently in Hilltown Park.
One woman, who did not wish to be named, said: “This area is getting really bad.
“It’s the worst area I’ve ever had to stay because of all the bother I’ve seen in the streets.
“A lot of people are scared to say anything about it and are worried to go out of their homes at night.”
Another resident, Mr McGill, 75, added: “It sounds like a terrible attack, stuff like that does happen every now and again here though.”
Other residents however, claimed that the area is not known for such violent incidents and that the assault came as a bit of a shock.
David Grant, 80, who lives on the street, said: “The street is normally quiet apart from bairns shouting but they are not normally aggressive or anything.
“The assault is a surprise.”
Sergeant Alex Munro, of the Community Investigation Unit, said the two victims are lucky to only have sustained minor injuries.
He said: “It is understood that the group of young boys were seen in Murraygate, Dundee, earlier in the evening and that they followed their victims to Hilltown Park, where they carried out the assault.
“This was an unprovoked attack and the violent group behaviour demonstrated in this assault could have resulted in serious consequences for the victims.
“Police Scotland does not tolerate violence of any kind and we would reassure the public that we are investigating all lines of enquiry in relation to this matter.
Anyone who saw the teenagers or anyone who has any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
Information can also be passed on to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at