The View frontman charged with assault following alleged Dundee casino incident

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Kyle Falconer reportedly arrested during the early hours of Sunday (October 4)

Kyle Falconer of The View has reportedly been charged with assault following an incident outside a casino in Dundee city centre over the weekend.

Falconer, 28, was arrested during the early hours of Sunday (October 4) in West Marketgait area of the Scottish city.

An eyewitness told The Scotsman: “I had come out of the casino after someone I was with did not get in because they had forgotten their card. I first noticed a man standing speaking to police officers. I went across to the [Shell petrol] garage and when I came out there was an argument going on. There was a lot of shouting.”

“The police that had been outside the casino came across and intervened. Another police car turned up and two officers got out. They were speaking to two men and then they arrested one of them and told the other to go home.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the newspaper: “Police Scotland can confirm a 28-year-old man was charged in connection with a disturbance at 3.45am on Sunday, October 4, at West Marketgait, Dundee. A report was sent to the procurator fiscal.”

NME has requested a comment from The View’s press representative.

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The View recently concluded their UK tour with two gigs in Edinburgh earlier this week (October 4 and 5). The band released their fifth studio album, ‘Ropewalk’, on September 11. It was produced by Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes.

Speaking about the album, Falconer said: “I would say that this record has really taken us out of our comfort zone… I think it’s our most inventive album yet, we really opened ourselves up to creative possibilities and thankfully the vision paid off. We can’t wait to get out there and play it live.”