Four more in the dock relating to Elgin Scottish Cup clash troubles

ANOTHER FOUR FOOTBALL FANS have appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court facing charges relating to incidents surrounding Elgin City’s Scottish Cup clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle earlier this year.

Last month four were committed to appear on trial on July 10 – on Friday, another four were in the dock facing charges.

Connor McLeod (19), Liam McKidd (20) and Dean McCall (19), all from Elgin, appeared alongside Struan Balfour (23) from Inverness at the court on Friday. All denied charges of behaviour likely to incite disorder, claimed to have happened outside Elgin’s Borough Briggs ground.

Separate charges of climbing segregation fences while shouting and gesturing aggressively towards Inverness fans have been made against McLeod and McKidd. McCall is also being accused of taking a police radio inside the stadium from Sergeant Scott Gove.

The charge against Balfour states that he tried to break through a line of police officers ‘gesticulating in an abusive manner’ and challenging others to a fight.

A further hearing has been scheduled for July 14 with a trial due to be held on July 24.