16 charged over football attacks after Hearts Murrayfield game

Police have charged 16 men over football-related disorder in Edinburgh.

Monday, 11th December 2017, 4:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:02 pm

The group, aged between 15 and 22, have each been charged with a public disorder offence, while 11 of the men have also been charged with a total of 22 assault offences after five men were attacked during incidents in the Gorgie and Dalry areas of the capital on October 21.

Hearts defeated St Johnstone 1-0 in a match played at Murrayfield on the day of the disorder.

Sergeant Alex Dickson said: “A number of people, who were just going about their business, were subject to attacks following a match in the city and a robust investigation has been underway since this time.

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“It is the minority of people who attend football matches with the intention of causing disorder.”

All 16 males are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at later dates.