This was the dramatic moment a huge team of riot police marched on Kirkton as the area was hit with a second year of Halloween chaos.
Dozens of youngsters started fires, set off fireworks and trashed an empty property on Tuesday night.
Members of the media were also targeted with stones thrown by the mob.
No one was injured, and police say work is continuing to identify those involved.
The Courier was at the scene to capture another dark night for Kirkton.
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