Police are investigating a disturbing car chase video thought to be evidence of a turf war between traveller families in Scotland.
The video, posted on Monday by YouTube site Traveller News, shows a pickup truck being pursued by another vehicle, one of whose occupants is holding a heavy wooden object.
Filmed from inside the tailing vehicle, footage shows both cars drive on the pavement of a residential neighbourhood after encountering a car coming in the opposite direction.
The video is now being examined by Stirling police, who thinks it illustrates two traveller families who are fighting over driveway building and maintenance work.
The vehicle being chased is owned by a firm called Caledonian Paving and Resurfacing, based in Stirling, where the video is thought to have been filmed.
An employee of the firm revealed they had been leafleting for business when the incident happened.
He said: ‘Yeah, all we were doing was posting cards through houses, and basically they started jumping out with weapons and stuff.’
He made no further comment but confirmed the title of the video ‘McPhees chasing Rooneys in Scotland’ was accurate.
The disturbing car chase video, pictured, shows vehicles mounting the pavement in a quiet residential street
Police are now investigating the video, pictured, which appears to show an incident between two rival traveller gangs
Video shows a pickup truck being pursued by another vehicle, one of whose occupants is holding a heavy wooden object, pictured
Reaction to the Travellers News YouTube post seemed to support the suggestion of a feud involving the McPhee family.
SuperKnuckler said: ‘Lol these Mcphees are all talk, look how they ran and left Mcginleys when it came on top for them.’
The vehicle being chased is owned by a firm called Caledonian Paving and Resurfacing, pictured, and is thought to be owned by the Ronneys, a traveller family
Police in Stirling are now examining the video, pictured, which could be evidence of a turf war between traveller families over driveway building and maintenance work
Joboy172 said: ‘Can’t fight on the road, all they know is gang attacks.’
Members of the McPhee family were involved in a tense stand off with a rival family outside of Elgin Sheriff Court last year.
The incident saw the McPhee family kept 100 metres away from their rivals, the Stewarts, by 10 police officers.
Both families were at the court to attend hearings for relatives involved in separate cases, but the warring families ended up publicly clashing.