16 charged over disorder after Hearts v St Johnstone match

The incident happened after Saints played Hearts at Murrayfield.

Police have charged 16 men over football-related disorder in Edinburgh after a game involving St Johnstone.

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 Saints 1-0 in a match played at Murrayfield.

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 under way since this time.

“It is the minority of people who attend football matches with the intention of causing disorder however I want to reassure all supporters that those who engage in such behaviour will be rigorously pursued.”

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