Police Make 108th Arrest Over Scottish Cup Final Disorder

18 November 2016, 11:46

Another man has been detained over the disorder that marred the end of the Scottish Cup final, bringing the total number of arrests to 108.

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 people they want to trace.

On Friday, a 31-year-old man and a 24 year-old man were the latest to be arrested and they're due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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 investigation 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 (SFA) 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.