Men Charged Over Referendum Disturbance

22 September 2014, 06:16 | Updated: 23 September 2014, 06:16

Six men have appeared in court charged with various offences related to a disturbance in Glasgow on the day the referendum result was announced.

Alexander Carroll, 30, and David Stephen, 43 are accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at George Square on September 19.

Carroll is also charged with resisting arrest and two police assaults.

James Donaldson, 26, allegedly committed a breach of the peace there on the same night..

Three others are accused of being involved in incidents nearby.

Kieran Christie, 18, is alleged to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner in various city centre streets.

William Faulds, 23, is charged with being in possession of a hammer on West Nile Street.

John Dalgleish, 32, faces a charge of assault on West George Street.

They all appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court where they made no plea or declaration. Stephen and Faulds were released on bail, while the others were remanded in custody.

They are expected to appear again at a later date.

Trouble flared in Glasgow city centre after the referendum, resulting in disorder.

While social media reports indicated that trouble continued into the early hours of the morning, a Police Scotland spokesman said groups had dwindled to sets of two and three people by around 1am.

He said: "Retrospective inquiries will be carried out which may lead to further arrests."

It is believed that some people will appear at court at a later date in connection the incident.