Tayside and Central Scotland

Police arrest nine in Falkirk in connection to football disturbance

Jonathan Page and Lyle Taylor
Image caption Nine men arrested following reports of disturbance prior to the Hamilton v Falkirk game on 5 January

Police have arrested nine men from the Falkirk area in connection with a disturbance in Hamilton prior to an SFL game.

The arrests follow reports of clashes between Hamilton Academical and Falkirk fans ahead of their game on 5 January.

Central Scotland Police said the men were aged between 15 and 19-years-old.

The force said the arrests were a result of a retrospective investigation by the National Football Co-ordination Unit for Scotland.

Central Scotland Police added that nine men, fans of both Hamilton Academical FC and Falkirk FC, had also been arrested in Hamilton on Saturday, 5 January in connection with the same disturbance.

Those arrested were aged between 15-years-old and 24-years-old.

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