Four More Arrests Made Following Cup Final Disorder

13 October 2016, 10:22

A further four men have been arrested over the disorder which marred the end of the Scottish Cup final, taking the total number of arrests to 85.

The event at Hampden Park on May 21 was disrupted when fans invaded the pitch after Hibernian's 3-2 win over Rangers.

Hibs supporters flooded on to the field at the end of their side's dramatic last-minute win, with Rangers fans also making it past stewards and on to the turf before mounted officers restored order.

Police launched a large-scale investigation and at the weekend released images of 14 men they were trying to trace.

Four men, aged 25, 31, 33 and 46 are the latest to be arrested.

Police said three of them have appeared in court on Wednesday, while the 46-year-old was due at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday.

A force spokesman said: "A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

"The police investigation is continuing into the violence and disorder, and officers are continuing to appeal to anyone with information that may assist their enquiries to contact the inquiry team on 0141 532 5457, or by emailing scottishcupfinalpitchinvasion@scotland.pnn.police.uk

"Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.''

The Scottish Football Association has said neither club will face punishment for the crowd trouble, in line with the governing body's disciplinary rules.

An independent report commissioned by the SFA said the Scottish Government should consider making it a criminal offence to run on to a football pitch.

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