Boy Hit By Bottle On Way to Old Firm Clash

24 October 2016, 08:26 | Updated: 24 October 2016, 11:07

An 11 year old boy has had to be taken to hospital for stitches to his head, after being hit by a bottle on his way to yesterday's Scottish League Cup semi-final between Rangers and Celtic.

He was walking to Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon when it happened.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 1400 hours on Sunday, October 23, an 11-year-old boy sustained a head injury after being hit by a bottle whilst walking along Aitkenhead Road, Mount Florida.

"He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

"Details of the seriousness of any injury is not know at this time but it is not thought to be serious.

"Inquiries into the incident are ongoing."

Separately, 18 men were arrested following the game.

Police Scotland said all of the arrests were made in or around Hampden Park in Glasgow, where the Old Firm match took place.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and detained in connection with an alleged sectarian breach of the peace outside the ground, while a 17-year-old was arrested and detained for allegedly having a pyrotechnic device.

Reports will be submitted to the procurator fiscal and the pair are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

A further 16 men, aged between 17 and 68, were arrested for minor public order offences.