Riot police were struck with fireworks from a “hostile” crowd amid a large-scale disorder incident in East Ayrshire on Saturday night.

Officers were called to Old Avenue in Auchinleck on Saturday evening to reports of a crowd gathered.

One officer was struck by a firework and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

Police said that the crowd moved to other addresses in the area and refused to disperse before some became “extremely hostile” towards officers.

Videos posted on social media showed police with helmets and riot shields having fireworks thrown at them.

Police Scotland condemned those involved and said the attacks were “completely unacceptable”.

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