11 Arrested After Glasgow Disorder

Eleven people have been arrested after trouble flared in Glasgow when crowds gathered following the referendum result.

Around 700 people were in George Square last night with police called to separate rival groups.

There have now been 11 arrests for various offences including disorder, breach of the peace and vandalism, Police Scotland said.

The ugly scenes emerged after people gathered in the square, with police - some mounted on horses - lining up to divide rival supporters of the union and independence.

A number of people draped in union flags later left the area and began spreading on to the nearby streets, with many marching down St Vincent Place as police followed.

They later gathered in George Square again singing Rule Britannia and a flare was let off. Police formed a human barrier to block off the route to Buchanan Street and contain people in the square.

Chief Superintendent Andy Bates said: "An investigation into Friday night's disorder has begun and an incident room has been set up at Glasgow City Centre Police Office, staffed by officers dedicated to identifying and arresting anyone involved in the ugly scenes witnessed across the world on television and social media.

"We have already secured valuable CCTV and other evidence which I am confident will lead to further arrests in the coming days.

"Don't think that because you were not arrested by last night that you will not be caught. If you were involved in any criminality in the square we will identify you and you will be arrested.

"I would ask that anyone who has any information that could assist us with our enquiries to contact officers via the non emergency number 101."

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