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Police launch probe after Rangers fans set off pyrotechnics

Investigation under way after more than 200 Rangers supporters gather on hill to watch their team against Livingston.

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Police have condemned the behaviour of Rangers fans who set off pyrotechnics during Wednesday night’s match at Livingston.

An investigation has been launched after a group of 200 fans gathered to watch Steven Gerrard’s team from a hill just outside the ground in West Lothian.

Sergeant Jim Gowling said: “An investigation is under way after several pyrotechnics were let off during the Livingston v Rangers game. 

“The inquiry will involve officers reviewing extensive CCTV footage to identify those involved in this reckless and dangerous behaviour.” 

Rangers’ quest for an invincible league campaign will go down to the final day of the season after Steven Gerrard’s champions cleared their penultimate hurdle at Livingston.

James Tavernier tucked home his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot before Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi sealed a 3-0 win at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Like the Light Blues’ last visit, the locked-out Rangers supporters launched a barrage of fireworks in the 55th minute to mark their heroes’ title triumph.

Earlier on Wednesday, justice secretary Humza Yousaf urged Rangers fans to celebrate at home this weekend, with the Ibrox club set to be presented with the Premiership trophy following their match against Aberdeen.

Police Scotland also warned against large gatherings after a fan group organised a title day march.

Supporters plan to leave Ibrox once the trophy has been lifted and then make their way to George Square.