Tayside and Central Scotland

Arrests over Dundee-Hamilton Academicals match disorder

Four people have been arrested over disorder which broke out after a football match six weeks ago.

Violence allegedly flared between "small groups" of fans on 3 December in Hamilton, after Dundee beat Hamilton Academicals 6-1.

Four men - aged 26, 21, 20 and 18 - were arrested in Dundee on Friday morning, the Football Co-ordination Unit for Scotland (Focus) said.

The men are due to appear in Hamilton Sheriff Court later.

The arrests followed a joint operation between officers from the newly-formed Focus, Strathclyde Police and Tayside Police. Fans of both teams were said to be involved in the alleged violence.

Supt David Brand, of Focus, said: "This operation again demonstrates the close working partnership between the new national unit and Scottish forces to eradicate violence and disorder at football matches across Scotland.

"It also sends a clear message to offenders that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated and through post investigations, we will attempt to identify and arrest those responsible.

"We will continue working in close liaison with our colleagues across Scotland to crack down on those minority fans that are intent in engaging in this type of behaviour."

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