Motherwell fans arrested after trouble at Hearts game

Hearts won the game 6-0. Pic: Ian Rutherford
Hearts won the game 6-0. Pic: Ian Rutherford

EIGHT more football fans have been arrested after trouble broke out at a Hearts v Motherwell match in January.

The men – all Motherwell supporters – were targeted under Police Scotland’s Operation Rebound.

The eight ranged in age from 15 to 51 and are all from Motherwell. Seven have been released on bail and banned from attending matches. They will appear in court in April, while the 15-year-old has been reported to the Children’s Panel.

The arrests come after eight Hearts fans were arrested in connection with the disturbance at the game at Tynecastle on January 16, which Hearts won 6-0.

Inspector Emma Croft, who is based at St Leonards, said: “These arrests stand to reinforce our previous message that such behaviour will not be tolerated and we will work tirelessly to trace those involved in violence and criminality.

“Sixteen individuals are now unable to attend a football match for the foreseeable future as a result of this incident.”