Glasgow & West Scotland

Ban for woman who punched man at Scottish Cup Final

A woman has been given a football banning order for punching a man in the face at the Scottish Cup Final in May.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that 49-year-old Josephine Perry, from Edinburgh, carried out the attack at the Hibs v Celtic clash at Hampden.

The victim had asked a man in front of him to sit down and Perry, who was in the next seat, turned round and punched him in the face.

Football banning orders prevent entry to every ground in the country.

At the cup final on 26 May, police patrolling the concourse were made aware of the assault and arrested Perry.

After sentencing, Stephen Ferguson, football liaison prosecutor for the west of Scotland, said: "Such assaults are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated."