SEVENTEEN people have been fined for breaching Covid rules after they gathered to watch the Scottish Cup Final in a marquee in Dundee.
Police confirmed they issued fixed penalty notices after being called to reports of loud noise during the early part of the second half of the game between Celtic and Hearts at an address on Emmock Woods Drive.
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A 32-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to a reckless conduct charge.
One resident said she thought it was “Christmas carolers” at first.
She said: “In the afternoon I heard what at first I thought was carol singers.
“When I came out into my garden it sounded more like football chants.
“I wasn’t sure exactly where it was coming from but it sounded like a group of maybe 10-12 voices.
“There were no police on the street when I looked out though.”
Meanwhile, a man who lives on the street, and also wished to remain anonymous, explained how he saw police arriving on the scene.
He said: “There were four or five police cars on the street at around 5.30pm.
“I had no idea what had happened. I was surprised to see the officers here.
“They were going up and down the street.
“They never came to our door while they were here, though. I couldn’t even say exactly how long it was they were here for, maybe around an hour.”
Celtic ultimately won the final after beating Hearts 4-3 on penalties to clinch last season’s trophy after the game finished 3-3 after extra time.
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