Man arrested over alleged attack on father of boxer Ricky Burns

Ricky Burns
Arrest: Man reported to prosecutors over alleged attack on father of Ricky Burns.© SNS Group

A man has been arrested over an alleged attack on the father of Scots world boxing champion Ricky Burns.

The 21-year-old has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with an incident in which Stephen Burns, 50, was allegedly attacked after attending a charity event hosted by his son.

Mr Burns was left with a broken nose following the alleged assault near his home in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, in September.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A 21-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with the alleged assault."

Ricky Burns is expected to return to the ring early next year after suffering a broken jaw in his last world title fight against Raymundo Beltran.

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