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Elgin City footballer charged with gambling offence

By Craig Christie

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AN Elgin City footballer has been charged by police in relation to a sports betting allegation.

Elgin City Football Club
Elgin City Football Club

Police said four men were arrested and charged in Montrose today, with one of them understood to be a player for the Moray club who cannot be named for legal reasons.

A spokesperson for the Elgin City board said: "It has come to our attention that one of our players has been charged with an alleged offence under the Gambling Act 2005.

"Our legal advisers have made it very clear to us that to comment further upon this matter would open the club up to possible allegations of being in contempt of court.

"We therefore trust that people will respect the player’s privacy and also the fact that the club cannot, and will not, make any further announcement on this matter at this time."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Four men (one aged 22, the others 24 years) were arrested and charged in Montrose today following a planned police operation.

"The arrests were made in connection with the offences under the Gambling Act 2005. A report will be sent COPFS. It would be inappropriate to comment further."

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