Scottish singer Eddi Reader has spoken of her shock after witnessing an alleged street attack in the centre of Aberdeen.
A 44-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were injured in the incident and taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The man’s injuries are serious but are not life-threatening while the teenager’s are not believed to be serious.
Police this afternoon said three people – males aged 15 and 17 and a woman aged 20 – have been arrested and are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
The singing star said she was on her way to last night’s gig at the Music Hall when she saw the alleged attack on Union Terrace at around 8pm.
Ms Reader said via Twitter: “I don’t want anything to harm the police doing their work- so I won’t go near any deeper detail until I’m allowed to.
“Suffice to say I had an amazing time at my sold out gig- standing ovation and a thrilling musical experience- That little incident does not define Aberdeen.”
Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “We have already spoken to a number of people in connection with the incident and I am grateful for their assistance.
“I would urge anyone else with information which could help our enquiries to call 101, quoting incident 4587 of April 20, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“We know that a number of people were in the area at the time and I would specifically ask anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to come forward.”
“This was a distressing incident for those involved, however incidents of this type are rare in Aberdeen and extra police patrols will be on duty in the city centre over the course of the holiday weekend ensuring people can safely enjoy the area.”