Policeman arrested in match inquiry
A policeman has been arrested and suspended from the force in connection with an alleged sectarian disturbance at a football match.
The 26-year-old Strathclyde Police officer has been charged with sectarian breach of the peace following an investigation into YouTube footage showing a disturbance at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
A 16-year-old boy has also been charged with sectarian breach of the peace and vandalism.
The officer was off duty, attending the final Scottish Premier League tie between Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers on April 29.
Police said inquiries are at an early stage and they have not released any further details regarding the individuals concerned.
A police spokeswoman said: "Strathclyde Police would like to reassure the public that we take robust action in relation to this sort of activity and any member of the public, whatever their profession, will be treated in exactly the same manner.
"Strathclyde Police, along with the National FoCUS (Football Co-ordination Unit Scotland) Unit are determined to tackle the problem of violence, sectarianism and disturbances related to football. We will continue to do so.
"The charges are sectarian breaches - the civilian is also to be charged with vandalism.
"There are a number of other individuals pictured in this footage which have been difficult to identify because of the poor quality of the footage.
"Strathclyde Police would appeal to anyone who has any information about those who are taking part to come forward with that information."