Glasgow & West Scotland

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew cleared over child in car

Charlie Mulgrew
Image caption Charlie Mulgrew plays for Celtic football club

Charges against a footballer and his wife, which came after reports of a child being left in a vehicle in a car park, have been dropped.

Celtic player Charlie Mulgrew, 24, and his wife Alana, 23, had been charged by police under section 12 of the Children and Young Persons Act.

It followed an incident in the car park of Costco in Glasgow on 22 December.

A Crown Office spokesman said "there was insufficient admissible evidence to raise proceedings".

It is understood the incident came to light after Ultimo lingerie founder Michelle Mone reported a baby had been left in a car in sub-zero temperatures.

The Crown Office spokesman said: "The procurator fiscal received a report concerning a 24-year-old male and a 23-year-old female in relation to an incident on 22 December, 2010.

"After full and careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances and of the relevant legislation and case law, the procurator fiscal decided that there was insufficient admissible evidence to raise proceedings for a contravention of Section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937."