Glasgow & West Scotland

Two more arrests over ‘hanging’ effigies of Rangers fans at Celtic game

Hanging effigies
Image caption The effigies were hung from the stands at the recent Celtic v Rangers game

Two more men have been arrested after effigies of Rangers fans were hung from the stands during the recent Glasgow derby at Celtic Park.

The mock hangings involved two blow-up dolls, one with a Rangers scarf, the other with an Orange sash.

Two men, aged 22 and 27, were arrested over the incident following the arrest of another 27-year-old man last week.

A 26-year-old man has also been arrested over alleged offensive singing at the game, which Celtic won 5-1.

During the match, toilets in the away end of the ground were vandalised and both clubs later released statements over fan behaviour.

Image caption Police have requested mobile phone footage of vandalism to toilets at Celtic Park

Police have also re-appealed for pictures and video evidence of vandalism and disorder to be sent to a dedicated email address which was set up last week.

Det Insp David Stewart, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are continuing to investigate incidents of vandalism, disorder and any other associated criminality which occurred during the game.

"Whilst we have had some contact from the public, we are keen to renew our appeal specifically for mobile phone footage of vandalism within the toilets of the away support section.

"I understand there were a number of images and video shared online of this and I would be keen for people to contact us directly with any information they may have."

The detective added: "As I mentioned, we've had some contact with the public since our initial appeal however, we would encourage others to get in touch with footage or information they might have."

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