Leigh Griffiths cleared by Police Scotland over allegations of inappropriate messages

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been cleared by the authorities over allegations of sending inappropriate messages to an underage girl.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 5:14 pm
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS

Police Scotland said there was "no criminality" after they carried out a "full assessment" following claims the 30-year-old sent improper messages to a 15-year-old girl, as well as another teenager, on social media.

Griffiths, who used to play for Hibs, was sent home from Celtic's pre-season training camp last week after officers began their investigation.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "In relation to recent reporting regarding alleged inappropriate communications online, a full assessment has been carried out and it's been established there is no criminality."

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Celtic took up a one-year option on the striker's contract earlier this month after his Parkhead future had been in doubt.

A spokesperson for the club said last week: “We have been made aware of online comments concerning Leigh Griffiths. The club will now look into this matter carefully.

“Leigh has left the club’s training camp as we do this."

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