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Fourteen fans arrested over trouble at Livingston v Rangers match

Livingston's Almondvale Stadium Image copyright SNS
Image caption Trouble flared as stewards tried to eject a drunk man from the South Stand

Fourteen men have been arrested in connection with disorder at a Livingston v Rangers football match last month.

The incident happened during the game at the Energy Assets Arena in Livingston on Saturday 4 October.

Stewards tried to eject a drunk man from the South Stand, but other spectators attempted to prevent him being removed.

The police's violence reduction unit later arrested 14 males from Glasgow.

Among them was two 14-year-olds, three 15-year-olds, three 16-year-olds, three 17-year-olds, an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 49-year-old.

All of these individuals will now be reported to the procurator fiscal and are being considered for Football Banning Orders.

Insp Myles Marshall, of Police Scotland, said: "There is absolutely no place for disorder or any other criminal offences at football matches or any other sporting event.

"Whenever these incidents occur we will work closely with partner agencies and other departments of Police Scotland to bring those responsible to justice.

"Make no mistake, even if we do not apprehend offenders during a match, we will progress enquiries after full-time to identify those responsible for criminal activity and ensure they cannot commit further disorder at future matches."

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