Community officers visit Montrose Academy to raise awareness of impact of football disorder

Montrose Academy
Montrose Academy

Two police community officers visited Montrose Academy to warn pupils of the dangers of violence and disorder at football games.

Last month, Angus Community Officers Constables Reid and Morgan spoke to 18 students at Montrose Academy about football violence and disorder and the impact it can have in local towns.

A Police Scotland Tayside Division spokesperson said: “This training followed on from a number of incidents where acts of disorder had occurred before, during and after various football fixtures involving Angus clubs.

“Subjects, such as use of pyrotechnics, pitch incursions and offending behaviour, were discussed with the pupils with further training to come in the future across the district as part of a continuous programme of measures by police in Angus, in partnership with local schools.”