Two local men, a 20 and 19-year-old, have been arrested by uniformed officers of the Area Response Teams on suspicion of violent disorder.
The RGP says that the arrests are in connection to a “vile video” circulated on social media showing a man being repeatedly assaulted by a number of individuals wearing crash helmets. The video was filmed by the aggressors.
The officers also executed search warrants at a residential address and seized property in relation to the ongoing investigation.
A police spokesperson said: “The RGP strongly denounces this type of behaviour. Not only do we not condone persons being assaulted, we will not tolerate individuals flouting the rule of law in the belief that they are able intimidate, coerce or subjugate others at their whim.
“The RGP will not be dissuaded from fulfilling their primary role of safeguarding the public and will do its utmost to bring perpetrators of criminality, and in particular violent crimes, before the courts.”