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Police probe crowd trouble at Morton v Motherwell match

Crown trouble at Morton v Motherwell game Image copyright SNS Group
Image caption Trouble flared in the away section of the ground during extra time

Police are investigating crowd trouble at Tuesday night's game between Morton and Motherwell which saw two officers hurt and two men arrested.

The Scottish League Cup game was halted in extra time amid trouble in the "wee Dublin end", which housed away fans, at Cappielow Park, Greenock.

A male and female officer suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Police have asked anyone with footage of the incident to contact them. Morton won the match 3-2 after extra time.

Ch Insp Elliot Brown, area commander for Inverclyde, said the incident was reported at 21:45.

Officers injured

"Additional officers attended and assisted, and two officers received minor injuries," he said.

"Two men were arrested in connection with the disturbance and are subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

"Inquiries are continuing today to find out the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and I would ask anyone with information or footage that will help officers establish what happened to contact Police Scotland."

A female officer was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she was treated for a hand injury then later released.

A male officer received an injury to his back but did not require treatment.

Ch Insp Brown added: "We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously.

"We are fully investigating and pursuing all lines of inquiry to find out exactly what happened and how these officers were injured.

"The safety of everyone attending football matches - including our officers - is a priority for us and violence and disorder will not be tolerated."

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