Three arrested in connection with mass brawl ahead of Old Firm match

Police were called to the Alexandra Bar on Duke Street in Glasgow's east end shortly before kick-off on Wednesday.

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Three men have been arrested in connection with a mass disturbance that broke out ahead of the Old Firm match in Glasgow.

Police were called to the Alexandra Bar on Duke Street in the city’s east end shortly before kick-off on Wednesday.

Three men – aged 19, 22 and 23 – were arrested in connection with the incident.

Celtic won the derby 3-0, leapfrogging Rangers to the top of the cinch Premiership.

Following the game, a second disturbance then broke out in the same location at around 10.50pm.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with that incident.

The two disturbances are not being treated as linked, and the second did not involve rival fans fighting each other.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 7pm on Wednesday, February 2, officers responded to a disturbance on Duke Street, Glasgow, outside the Alexandra Bar.

“Three men, aged 19, 22, 23, were arrested and enquiries are ongoing.

“A second disturbance then occurred in the same location on Duke Street, around 10.50pm later that same evening.

“Officers already in attendance prevented escalation and the group dispersed.

“A 16-year-old male youth was arrested following this second incident and enquiries are ongoing.”

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