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Police in Scotland warn rioters: 'Don't think you will not be caught. We will identify you'

Six people have been arrested so far after ugly scenes at George Square last night.

Police stand in front of Unionists gathered in George Square, Glasgow last night.
Police stand in front of Unionists gathered in George Square, Glasgow last night.
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POLICE IN SCOTLAND have issued a strong warning to those who contributed to the unrest in Glasgow last night.

Addressing rioters who were not detained after the incident in the city, Chief Superintendent Andy Bates said, “Don’t think that because you were not arrested by last night that you will not be caught.

“If you were involved in any criminality in the square we will identify you and you will be arrested.”

Police have secured CCTV footage and “other evidence” from George Square, where more than 700 Unionists gathered following the No vote in the independence referendum.

Six people have already been arrested on public order offences.

“An investigation into Friday night’s disorder has begun and an incident room has been set up at Glasgow City Centre Police Office, staffed by officers dedicated to identifying and arresting anyone involved in the ugly scenes witnessed across the world on television and social media,” Bates added in his statement today.

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Police had to break up a number of fights, while a number of flares were also let off.

Scotland rejected independence in a vote on Thursday by a margin of 55% to 45%.

Read: Three arrested over Glasgow unrest following referendum result

More: If #Indyref was decided by tweets, it would’ve been a landslide Yes vote

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