CCTV released after Airdrie football rammy where barman was bottled

CCTV footage of two suspects has been released by cops after a brutal clash erupted between rival football fans in a Scots town before a match.

Police Scotland are currently probing the "football related disorder" which took place on Saturday, 20 January, at the West End Bar on Alexander Street, Airdrie.

The incident that saw a local bar manager being hit with a bottle took place around 1.25 pm prior to the Airdrie FC v St Johnstone FC fixture.

The first man is described as white, slim build, average height and aged about 40 years old. He is wearing a distinctive orange jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

The second male is described as white, medium build, tall and aged about 35 years old. He is wearing a navy coloured jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

At the time of the incident thugs swarmed to the West End Bar in Airdrie at around 1.30pm where they lobbed bottles and hurled threats to the supporters inside the premises.

Shocking video footage showed a mob brawling at the bar’s entrance which left the owner of 25-years feeling "shaken up."

Scott Rae speaking in January said: "As I was trying to put folk out who had been punching people in the pub, I was trying to shut the doors and was hit by a prosecco bottle somebody had thrown.

“I wasn’t hurt but there were people inside with cuts and bruises."

Constable Mowat of Coatbridge Police Office said; “We are keen to speak with these men who may have information to assist with our enquiries. I would encourage them, or anyone who recognises them, to please contact us."

He added: "Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1585 of 20 January 2024, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.“

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