Five more arrest made after cup tie

Five more people have been arrested following the Scottish Cup fourth round tie involving Stranraer FC and Celtic FC at Stair Park on Sunday 10 January.

The move follows a post-match police investigation into complaints of anti-social behaviour and sectarian singing.

Prior to and during the match four supporters were arrested for a number of football-related and public order offences.

The post-match probe focused on the use of smoke bombs and firecrackers which were set off on the terraces as well as being thrown on to the field of play during the game.

Police Scotland also investigated sectarian singing and chanting.

As a consequence of the investigation five more people have been arrested and will appear at Stranraer Sheriff Court in due course.

Superintendent Steven Lowther said: “The behaviour of a minority on the day was unacceptable.

“What was supposed to be an enjoyable event for all was tarnished by a group of individuals who were intent on singing sectarian songs as well as letting off smoke bombs and pyrotechnics in the crowd. ”