Teenage girl 'sexually assaulted' during football match

Police are investigating reports that a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted during a Scottish Premier League football match on Wednesday.

The incident allegedly took place during the Dundee vs Rangers game at Dens Park within the Bob Shankly stand, where away fans sit.

The match was suspended for 18 minutes after Rangers fans let off a large number of flares.

Police confirmed they were carrying out enquires into the alleged sex attack .

Officials from Dundee FC said they were supporting police with their investigation.

A spokesperson said: "Dundee Football Club can confirm we are aware of an incident which took place in the Bob Shankly stand during Wednesday's match against Rangers.

"The club are fully supporting the police investigation and the club's child welfare and protection officer is supporting the situation.

"As this is an ongoing police investigation the club will be making no further comment."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We are carrying out enquiries following an allegation of sexual assault involving a 13-year-old girl, which happened at Dens Park in Dundee on Wednesday, 1 November, 2023."


The game has already attracted attention because it had to be paused after Rangers fans let off a large number of flares in the stands.

Dens Park was engulfed in smoke, setting off a fire alarm and forcing the players off the pitch.

Managers of both clubs have condemned those involved.

Police Scotland said no arrests were made at Wednesday night's game in connection with the pyrotechnics but added they were working with both clubs to identify those responsible.

The game resumed when the smoke cleared, with Rangers winning 5-0.