Lord Advocate's guidelines: Incidents at sporting events

Lord Advocate guidelines to police regarding incidents between sports people during sporting events, especially those in front of large crowds or televised to the public.


This guidance is for the police regarding the approach to incidents of criminal behaviour by sports people during a sporting events. It covers the authority of the governing body of the sport, the difference between contact sport and violent conduct, when police involvement is appropriate, and the process for investigation and reporting these incidents.