Dundee and St Johnstone officials have launched an investigation after a young supporter was injured by a pyrotechnic device.

Both clubs have released statements on an alleged incident at McDiarmid Park where a young Dundee supporter, 12, was injured during the Scottish Premiership fixture.

A Dundee statement confirmed the club have been in contact with the family of the supporter to check on his condition.

And the club intend to arrange "something special" for the youngster with the players and coaches.

A St Johnstone statement said club officials are "extremely saddened and concerned" by the alleged incident and passed on best wishes to the fan.

A 15-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident. A further four people, aged 13,15, 17 and 17 were also arrested over alleged pyrotechnics incidents.

A Dundee statement read: "Dundee Football Club can confirm that the club is fully aware of an incident that occurred at yesterday’s match against St Johnstone which saw a young Dundee supporter injured by a pyrotechnic set off within the away support.

"The club will be working with St Johnstone and Police Scotland to try to identify the culprit. This is an example of the very real dangers associated with pyrotechnics generally and within football stadia.

"The club reminds all supporters that it is an offence to bring pyrotechnics to any football match in Scotland. Action will be taken by the club against individuals who do not adhere to this. Pyrotechnics have no place in Scottish football and yesterday illustrated how dangerous they can be.

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"The club have been in touch directly with the family of the young supporter to check on his condition and will be arranging something special for him with the players and coaches.

"Everyone at Dundee Football Club wishes him a speedy recovery and looks forward to seeing him soon."

And a St Johnstone statement added: "St Johnstone Football Club is aware of an incident involving a young Dundee fan and a pyrotechnic device that occurred in the away section of McDiarmid Park during yesterday’s Scottish Premiership fixture.

"The club is extremely saddened and concerned to learn of the events and wishes the young supporter a speedy recovery.

"We are working with Dundee FC and the authorities to identify those involved in the away section.

"Supporters are reminded the use of pyrotechnics is illegal within Scottish football grounds."

A Police Scotland statement to The Courier read: "During the match at McDiarmid Park on Saturday, 30 March 2024, a 12-year-old boy was allegedly struck by a flare thrown from a section of the ground. 

"He was treated for a facial injury by paramedics at the scene.

"A 15-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident.

"Following other pyrotechnics being used at the game, a further four people, aged 13,15,17 and 17, were also arrested.  

"All above are the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal."