‘Unacceptable level of anti-social behaviour’: Glasgow’s top cop confirms arrests after Celtic fans gather in city centre


Six people have been arrested after Celtic fans gathered in Glasgow city centre today to celebrate their club’s Scottish Premiership title win. 

The city’s top cop Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow Division, said in a statement: “Police Scotland is a human rights-based organisation that puts our values of integrity, fairness, respect and a commitment to upholding human rights at the heart of everything we do.

“This afternoon thousands of Celtic supporters gathered in the area of Glasgow Cross to celebrate their team’s achievement.

“A proportionate policing plan was in place which facilitated the gathering, prioritised public safety and sought to minimise disruption to businesses and communities.

“While there was an unacceptable level of anti-social behaviour and littering there were no serious incidents or disorder.

“There were some outbreaks of minor disorder and our officers acted swiftly and robustly to prevent escalation and protect safety.

“Over the course of the evening there were six arrests for offences including assault and acts of public disorder.

“A further four people were issued with fixed penalty notices.”

Some videos have emerged on social media showing some of the alleged disorder. 


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