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Five arrested after football crowd trouble

Five people have been arrested in connection with crowd trouble at the Motherwell v Celtic game last week.

A reported £10,000 of damage was caused to seats in a section housing Celtic fans, a flare was let off in the same area before the game and two green smoke bombs were thrown on to the pitch during the match at Fir Park stadium on Friday.

Celtic said they were "appalled" by the actions and issued precautionary suspensions to 128 supporters preventing them from attending home and away matches.

Some 250 season-ticket holders seated in the Green Brigade's corner of Celtic Park are to be moved to other parts of the ground.

Police said 18 smoke bombs, three fireworks and one flare were set off.

Officers said five people were arrested in connection with the disorder on Friday and inquiries are continuing.

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