Published: 02/10/2017 14:41 - Updated: 02/10/2017 14:54

Case suspended against fans accused of Elgin City vs Caley fight

 

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The fight by the underpass
FOUR football fans accused of fighting in an underpass following an Elgin City game have had the legal case against them suspended.

 

The case was intended to go to a jury trial today at Elgin Sheriff Court, however the Crown Office has decided not to proceed with the matter.

Grainy and badly-lit footage of the fight was captured on a bystander’s mobile phone.

It broke out following a cup tie on January 21 between Elgin City and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The 13-second video clip has since been seen online by more than 200,000 viewers.

It showed a dozen or more people involved in a fracas by the underpass beneath the A96, close to Elgin’s Borough Briggs stadium.

At least four individuals can be seen throwing punches, with one man being knocked to the ground.

Three 17-year-olds from Inverness and a 22-year-old Elgin man were subsequently charged by the police.

In addition, one of the Inverness teenagers was also accused of throwing coins at Elgin City fans during the game, which Caley won 2-1 to reach the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

However, the Crown Office decided this week not to press ahead with the matter.

A spokesman said: "It is the duty of the Crown to keep cases under review. "After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case it was decided that there should be no further proceedings taken at this time.

"The Crown reserves the right to re-raise proceedings in future."

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