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Celtic fans gather for title party as police launch traffic warning

The Parkhead club received the Scottish Premier League title after playing against Motherwell on Saturday.

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Police have launched a traffic warning as Celtic fans gather in Glasgow after their club received the Scottish Premiership title on Saturday.

The Parkhead club lifted the Premiership league title after a 6-0 home victory against Motherwell on the last day of the season.

Following the match, huge numbers of supporters gathered in Glasgow City Centre, with police launching a traffic warning for city centre routes.

On Twitter, Greater Glasgow Police wrote: “Traffic is very busy around the George Square area this afternoon. Please use alternative routes if possible.”

It comes after 5000 people responded to a Facebook page set up to promote a party planned for Glasgow’s Merchant City after the celebrations at Parkhead.

Police Scotland confirmed extra officers would be deployed across the city on Saturday afternoon.

Thousands of fans have gathered in Glasgow's Merchant City.
Thousands of fans have gathered in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, local police commander for Greater Glasgow Division, said: “Supporters are expected in Glasgow city centre this weekend to celebrate Celtic’s league title win and an appropriate policing plan is in place to maintain public safety and help reduce any disruption to businesses and communities.

“I would urge people to enjoy their day but to also take personal responsibility for their actions, behave appropriately and respect Glasgow.

“Additional officers will be deployed across the city to deal appropriately with any acts of violence, disorder or anti-social behaviour.”