AFATHER and son have been arrested following a third series of police raids on suspected Edinburgh football casuals.

Fourteen males aged between 16 and 40 were detained in the latest dawn raid and 11 of them were charged.

A team of 14 police officers swooped on 17 households in an operation which began in the early hours of Tuesday and continued late into the night.

Police have now detained 38 men in connection with the running battles between Hibs and Hearts fans after the Edinburgh derby on October 15.

A 40-year-old man and his 21-year-old son were among the latest group arrested, who are expected to be banned from all SPL football grounds.

A total of 33 men have now been charged over the incident as Lothian and Borders Police continue their zero tolerance stance on football hooliganism.

Up to 60 hooligans fought running battles in Lothian Road and Fountain Park following the Hibs-Hearts fixture.

A police spokesman said they were determined to stamp out all violence at football matches and sent out a warning to potential troublemakers.

He said: "In total we have now detained 38 supporters of both Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian football clubs and 33 of those have been reported to procurator-fiscal for a variety of mobbing, rioting and serious breach of the peace offences.

"It has been a very successful operation and it proves that if there are people out there who feel they can cause trouble after football matches there is an absolutely zero tolerance approach to that."

The arrests followed similar early morning raids across the city on November 28 and December 5, which saw 17 people arrested.