Teenager arrested after 'spitting on Hearts ball boy' at Tynecastle

Trouble flares after Hearts' Ryan Stevenson (2nd left) put in a nasty tackle on James McPake (right)
Match: The game saw the teams draw.SNS Group

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly spitting on a ball boy at the New Year Edinburgh derby.

The ball had been kicked into the Roseburn stand at Tynecastle, which was populated by Hibs fans, on Thursday night and the Hearts ball boy was trying to retrieve it.

A 16-year-old is said to have spat on him after he returned to the field and was arrested by police at the stadium.

Another man was arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Lothian and Borders Police praised the behaviour of fans at the derby, which saw the game end 0-0.

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