Former Scotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was arrested on Thursday as a part of a sports activities betting investigation. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Three males questioned
Former Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths has been questioned as a part of a sports activities betting investigation. Police talked to the 32-year-old on Thursday morning and searched his residence in Lanarkshire. He was then dropped at a police station in Glasgow and subsequently launched with out receiving any costs.
the arrest of two others who’ve involvement in Scottish soccer
Police searched different properties as a part of the investigation, resulting in the arrest of two others who’ve involvement in Scottish soccer. A kind of arrested is a 35-year-old midfielder who remains to be enjoying within the Scottish Championship, whereas the opposite was a former participant who’s now an assistant supervisor at a Scottish Junior staff. Based on a spokesperson for Police Scotland, every of the lads was launched with out costs pending extra inquiries.
Heavy police presence
The search at Griffith’s residence took two and a half hours and concerned over ten officers. The indifferent property is presently up on the market and is valued at £675,000 ($828,360).
Leigh Griffiths performed 261 video games for Celtic over an eight-year stint on the membership, scoring 123 objectives in that point. He additionally performed for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Livingston, and Hibs, amongst others, and appeared 22 instances for the Scotland nationwide staff, and scoring 4 instances. He’s presently with no membership, however there have been rumors in current days that he might be set to return to Celtic on a short-term deal.
Neighbors informed native media that there was a heavy police presense and so they weren’t discreet in any respect.
“The road was stuffed with police vehicles and a van. They have been inside the home and looking the vehicles within the driveway. It was nonetheless darkish and the police have been utilizing torches (flashlights),” a neighbor told the Daily Record.
“It was chaotic. They have been nonetheless there when individuals have been going to work.”
Griffiths has denied any wrongdoing, however he didn’t reveal any particulars of the discussions he had with the authorities.
Newest footballer in sizzling water
Griffiths just isn’t the one footballer to be underneath scrutiny as a part of a sports activities betting investigation. Quite a few gamers have gotten in bother over time for his or her involvement in varied forms of betting exercise.
There are very strict guidelines in place throughout the UK that prohibit soccer gamers from betting on video games or passing on inside data to others to subsequently place wagers.
Some of the not too long ago notable cases entails Brentford striker Ivan Toney. The Soccer Affiliation (FA) in England has accused the 26-year-old of committing 232 playing offenses over a four-year interval. He was getting ready to making England’s World Cup squad when the revelations got here to mild. It’s unclear what punishment he can anticipate to obtain.