FOUR FOOTBALL FANS are to take their case to trial on charges that they were involved in trouble during and after a Scottish Cup tie at Borough Briggs in Elgin.
The four appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court this week facing accusations of fighting in the pedestrian tunnel under the A96 close to the bus station.
One of the accused, a 17-year-old from Inverness, is also facing charges that he threw coins at rival fans during the game on January 21. Several videos were posted on Social Media sites after the game showing scenes of violence.
Police at the time reported eight arrests from an attendance of around 3600 – Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters said also that specialist video equipment was brought in by Police, adding that four being charged with offences was still too many, but not bad out of a crowd of that size.
When they appeared in court this week all four maintained their innocence – now all four will appear for trial at the same court on July 10.