Nine teenagers arrested in Falkirk in connection with football disturbance

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police: Arrests follow reports of clashes between Hamilton Academical and Falkirk fans.© Deadline

Police have arrested nine teenagers in Falkirk in connection with a disturbance before a First Division game in Hamilton.

Central Scotland Police said the arrests were made on Friday and that the men are aged between 15 and 19-years-old.

The arrests follow reports of clashes between Hamilton Academical and Falkirk fans ahead of their game on January 5.

The force said the arrests were a result of a retrospective investigation by the national Football Co-ordination Unit for Scotland.

Central Scotland Police added that nine men, both Hamilton Academical FC and Falkirk FC fans, had also been arrested in Hamilton on January 5 in connection with the same disturbance.

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