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Monday, November 15, 1999 Published at 07:02 GMT

Court date for arrested fans

Those arrested will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court

One hundred and seventy people are expected to appear in court in Glasgow on Monday in connection with trouble before and after the Scotland vs England football match at Hampden.

Although Police made more than 230 arrests on Saturday they were pleased with how the biggest security operation ever mounted for a British sporting event had gone.

[ image: Police mounted a high profile operations]
Police mounted a high profile operations
The plan to stop trouble between the rival camps was severely tested after the final whistle of the first leg of the Euro 2000 playoff.

Fans clashed fans in Glasgow city centre and outside the Hampden Park ground following England's 2-0 win.

During the operation, closed-circuit television cameras and undercover officers were on constant lookout for troublemakers, and rival fans were strictly segregated before and after the game.

English supporters were escorted in and out by Hampden's King's Park entrance, and the Scottish fans via the Mount Florida gate.

Potential trouble

A huge police presence was maintained in Glasgow throughout the day, stubbing out potential incidents before they could escalate.

More than 250 British Transport Police from England were sworn in under Scots law to travel with supporters taking trains across the border.

In a parallel move, 111 English hooligans were identified by the National Criminal Intelligence Service and served with orders requiring them to report to their local police stations in England just before kick-off.

Scotland will play England at Wembley in the return leg on Wednesday.

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