Probe launched after coaches stop and brawl spills onto M74 motorway

Videos circulating on social media appear to show a large group of people involved in a violent altercation.

Probe launched after coaches stop and brawl spills onto M74 motorway BrianAJackson via iStock
Police were called to the scene but officers said the situation was no longer ongoing when they arrived.

An investigation has been launched after two coaches stopped on a Glasgow motorway and a mass brawl spilt out onto the road.

Long tailbacks formed on the M74 after the buses halted between Junction 2 Cambuslang Interchange and Junction 1A Polmadie at around 3pm on Sunday.

Videos circulating on social media appear to show a large group of people involved in a violent altercation on the northbound hard shoulder and left-hand lane of the motorway.

Police were called to the scene but officers said the situation was no longer ongoing when they arrived.

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However, detectives have since launched a probe into the disturbance and have urged anyone who was on the coaches or driving on the motorway to get in touch.

Police asked members of the public with video of the incident to come forward as they work to identify those involved.

Detective sergeant Darren Munogee at Cambuslang Police Station said: “Our enquiries are at a very early stage into the disorder on the motorway and we are working to establish more information on the circumstances and identify those involved.

“We are aware of the videos circulating online and we are urging anyone who was on the buses, or anyone driving on the carriageway at the time to contact us.

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“We would like to hear from anyone who has footage of the disturbance as this will assist our investigation into this incident.”

Anyone with information can contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 2242 of 21 November 21. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.