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St Mirren call in police after man breaks into stadium

A member of the public ran onto the Simple Digital Arena pitch.

St Mirren have called in the police after a member of the public broke into their stadium and ran onto the pitch.

CCTV footage emerged on social media of a young man on The Simple Digital Arena grass and the Buddies have passed tapes to Police Scotland.

The Paisley club also took to social media on Sunday urging people to follow government advice and stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

A club statement read: “We are aware of an incident this afternoon where a member of the public has entered the stadium and run on to the pitch.

“We would like to make supporters aware of the dangers of entering the stadium illegally.

“Climbing the fence at the stadium could cause serious injury due to its height and the anti-climb spikes at the top.

“The club also wishes to remind supporters of government guidelines during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“People should stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home). The single most important action we can all take in the fight against coronavirus is to stay at home in order to save lives and protect the NHS.

“The individual involved has not followed Government guidelines and could have caused himself serious injury while illegally entering the stadium.

“This type of situation will not be tolerated and CCTV footage has been passed on to the police.”