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Dingwall drum incident cast a 'dark shadow' over Scottish Cup game, say community council

By Niall Harkiss

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Dingwall Community Council have praised the response from businesses and individuals in the town after a young football supporter had his drum stolen and destroyed before Saturday's Scottish Cup meeting between Ross County and Partick Thistle.

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The community council said it was "extremely saddened" by the alleged attack, which gained widespread attention this weekend after videos showing the incident surfaced on social media.

The matter has since been reported to the police.


A Dingwall Community Council (DCC) spokesperson said: "We were made aware of the incident yesterday, where a young Ross County supporter had his drum forcefully taken from him and destroyed, with the event being captured and shared on various social media sites.

"At present, DCC have had many offers from Dingwall businesses and individuals, offering support and to replace the drum, which is heart-warming and only to be expected from the kind-hearted local folk in and around Dingwall.

"We have also been contacted directly by Ross County Football Club, who are working with Partick Thistle Football Club and Police Scotland to identify those responsible. It's a real shame that this event has cast a dark shadow on what should have been a fun, family day out at the game."

Both football clubs involved in the match condemned the "criminal behaviour" in a statement earlier today, with Ross County Football Club confirming that they are offering support to the fans affected.

Police Scotland have confirmed that enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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