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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02892: James Kelly (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many arrests were made on the weekend of 10 and 11 September 2016, and how many of these were in relation to the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 27 September 2016

Investigations into disorder related to the Celtic FC v Rangers FC match on 10 September 2016 are still on-going. Police Scotland has advised that to date one male has been charged with an alleged breach of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. A further
29 individuals were arrested for various offences directly related to the match. Police Scotland has confirmed that officers are examining footage from both CCTV and the match broadcasters in order to identify those responsible for disorder, vandalism, offensive and antisocial behaviour witnessed at the match.