Ten men in Falkirk court over football disorder

Ten men have appeared in court after disorder broke out ahead of a Scottish Championship football game on Saturday.

The disturbance happened in Camelon before the match between Falkirk and Raith Rovers.

The men, aged between 17 and 23, appeared from custody in private at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Monday and were released on bail.

They face charges under the offensive behaviour at football and threatening communications Act 2012.

All ten men, named as Aaron Robertson, 18, from Fife, Alistair Bruce, 18, from Kirkness, Callum Ramsay, 17, from Kirkcaldy, Duncan Warrender, 20, from Glenrothes, Kieran Bell, 20, from Cambridge, Ross Davidson, 17, from Ballingry, Scott Whyte, 23, from Leven, Stephen Morton, 22, from Falkirk, Steven Murray, 18, from Lochgelly and Zac Cruickshank, 17, from Kirkcaldy, appeared on petition at the court.

Mr Cruickshank also faces a charge of culpable and reckless conduct, while Mr Davidson faces a charge of having possession of a controlled drug.

The disturbance broke out in the lead up to Falkirk's 3-1 win over Raith Rovers at Westfield stadium.

Although all appearing on the same petition, each man was seen individually for a short private hearing in front of Sheriff Craig Caldwell.

All ten made no plea or declaration to the charges from the Crown, which was represented by depute fiscal Alison Montgomery.

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