Three police officers required hospital treatment after being attacked by dogs while carrying out a Covid house party raid.
Officers swooped on a property on Sluie Drive in Dyce on Saturday evening in response to a report of a gathering in breach of Covid regulations.
But three officers had to be taken to hospital after being attacked by two dogs at the scene.
They were released following treatment, and six people have now appeared in court in connection with the matter.
‘Three officers were taken to hospital’
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We received a report relating to a gathering at a property on Sluie Drive in Aberdeen around 9.45pm on Saturday, 3 April.
“Three officers were taken to hospital following the incident and were released following treatment.
“Four men and two women were arrested and charged and were due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday, April 6.”
Kevin McDonald, 39, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court facing four charges over the incident, including two of being the owner or person in charge of a dog that was dangerously out of control.
He also faced a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, and one of contravening coronavirus restrictions or requirements.
McDonald, of Aberdeen, made no plea during the hearing and was released on bail while the case against him was committed for further examination.
No date has been fixed for his next appearance.
Meanwhile, five others appeared in open court on a separate complaint linked to the incident.
Aden Robertson, 27, Ainsleigh Ross, 24, Dale Harper, 27, Christopher Jones, 31, and Nicola Inglis, or Donagan, or Williamson, 36, all appeared in the dock one after another at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
They each faced a charge under The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, of attending a gathering in a private dwelling on Sluie Drive in a level 4 area.
‘Challenging a police officer to fight’
All five also faced a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by acting in an aggressive manner, challenging a police officer to fight and shouting and swearing, and a charge of resisting, obstructing or hindering police.
It is alleged they attempted to close a door to prevent officers from entering the property, impeded officers from entering and pushed them out.
Harper also faced a charge of possession of cannabis, while Jones also faced a charge of possession of cocaine.
Robertson and Harper, both of Stewart Terrace, Aberdeen, Ross, of Glenbervie Road, Aberdeen, Jones, of Charlotte Street, Aberdeen, and Williamson, of Sluie Drive, Aberdeen, all entered pleas of not guilty and were released on bail.
Sheriff Morag McLaughlin fixed a pre-trial hearing for the five co-accused in November.