Residents have told of their shock after a violent street brawl erupted on an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon in Stenhousemuir.
Police rushed to Hillary Road, in an area known locally as the Valley, at 3.30 p.m. following reports that a mass fight was taking place.
Witnesses described an altercation involving men “rolling around” on the ground with weapons including a knife and a rolling pin.
Four men were subsequently arrested and a 29-year-old was taken to Forth Valley Hospital for treatment. He was later discharged.
One resident said: “Two of them were meant to be involved in an argument in the house that got heated and it spilled out into the street.
“There were weapons involved and one of them was badly injured.
All four men have been detained and enquiries are ongoing at this timePolice Scotland spokeswoman
“They were rolling around in the middle of the road. There was a lot of blood.”
Another, who said they had lived in Hillary Road for more than 20 years, said: “Things have quietened down a lot around here in the last five years, but you used to hear arguments in the street regularly. You just learn to keep your head down and ignore them. I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
Police closed part of the street to traffic on Tuesday afternoon.
Several police cars remained in attendance until early evening while officers conducted door-to-door enquiries.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police were called following reports of four men fighting.
“All four men have been detained and enquiries are ongoing at this time.”