Eight arrested following Elgin’s Scottish Cup tie

Crowd trouble led to eight arrests.

EIGHT MEN HAVE been arrested and charged in connection with alleged disturbances in Elgin during and immediately following a recent Scottish Cup tie.

The eight includes four aged between 16 and 20 who have been charged in connection with an alleged disturbance in the town centre after the game.

Four more – three males aged 16 and a 22-year-old – were charged under the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act following alleged incidents inside Borough Briggs during the match.

Divisional Commander for Moray, Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie, said: “Thank you to the members of the public who provided officers with invaluable information in connection with this inquiry.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the vast majority of the 4000 fans who attended and ensured the match was, on the whole, a safe and enjoyable event.”

Four of those charged are from Elgin, the other four have addresses in Inverness.  All are expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court at a later date with a report having made lodged with the Procurator Fiscal.