16 charged over disorder after Hearts v St Johnstone match

© SNS
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.

Breaking

    Cancel