Arrests made after enquiry into offensive singing at Raith v Rangers match

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  • Men arrested in connection with offensive singing at football match
  • Police investigation followed incident at Raith Rovers v Rangers match in February
  • Men due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court later this month
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A number of arrests have been made following a post-match enquiry into offensive singing during the Raith Rovers v Rangers match in Kirkcaldy last month.

Police Scotland investigated after the match at Stark’s Park on Friday, February 20.

This behaviour by a misguided minority is detrimental to the entire football community and will not be tolerated

Inspector Alan Seath

A 15-year-old man from Hamilton was arrested on Thursday and charged under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act.

An 18-year-old man was arrested during the match and charged under the same legislation.

Following post-match enquiries, supported by both clubs, a further three men have also been arrested and charged.

Two men, aged 17 and 20, from Glasgow and another, aged 36, from Falkirk are due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court later this month.

Inspector Alan Seath said: “This behaviour by a misguided minority is detrimental to the entire football community and will not be tolerated.

“Police Scotland takes all reports of offensive behaviour and communications very seriously and will to pursue all lines of enquiry to ensure that offenders are brought before the courts.”