Scottish Cup Final Clashes Arrests Now Over 100
11 November 2016, 15:20
More than 100 people have now been arrested over the disorder that marred the end of the Scottish Cup final, after six men were detained in the latest police operation.
The event at Hampden Park in Glasgow 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 have regularly posted images of men they want to trace.
Six men, aged 17, 18, 22, 23 and 32, were arrested in the latest crackdown, taking the total number of arrests to 102.
A report is to be sent to the procurator fiscal and the six men are due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court later.
A police spokesman said: "A team of officers continue to investigate incidents of violence, disorder and vandalism at this fixture and appeal to anyone with information that may assist their inquiries to contact the inquiry team on 0141 532 5457 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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.