Teen charged after 'being found with flare' at Pittodrie Stadium

The 17-year-old boy was allegedly in possession of the item during an Aberdeen v St Mirren match.

Teenage boy charged after ‘being in possession of pyrotechnic’ at Aberdeen v St Mirren match SNS Group

A teenager has been charged in connection with being in possession of a pyrotechnic within an Aberdeen football ground. 

The 17-year-old allegedly had the item at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday during a match between Aberdeen and St Mirren. 

Police said other pyrotechnics were set alright during the match and in the surrounding area prior to kick-off and inquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible. 

Officers are also carrying out enquiries into an incident in which a supporter’s bus was damaged prior to the game. 

Sergeant Jon Spence, from North East Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit, said: “Pyrotechnics are inherently dangerous and present a risk of serious injury to those who discharge them and those around them. 

“I would ask fans to consider their own safety and wider public safety. We will deal robustly with anyone who chooses to use pyrotechnics illegally. 

“Police Scotland will continue to work with Aberdeen Football Club to ensure that anyone involved in criminality in or around the ground will be dealt with appropriately.”

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