Prestonpans cup tie thug avoids prison sentence

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A football thug who was part of a 30-strong mob that brought a Scottish Cup tie to a halt has been spared a prison sentence.

Stuart Bogie was part of a group of men who lit flares and threw smoke bombs during Preston Athletic’s home match against Queen’s Park in October last year.

The match was temporarily abandoned during the second half of the Glasgow side’s 2-1 win at Pennypit Park, Prestonpans, just moments after the home team had pulled a goal back.

Referee Nick Walsh was forced to take the players from the field of play after a mini-pitch invasion by home supporters who also threw smoke bombs and lit flares during the second round replay.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s East Lothian News, on sale now.

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