Police are investigating after an assistant referee was struck by an object, thought to be a coin, which was thrown from the stand at the Tony Macaroni Arena around 2.50pm yesterday during a match between Livingston and Rangers

He sustained a minor injury to the back of his head and was treated at the scene.

Police were in attendance and officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Superintendent Craig Smith, Event Commander for the match, said: “This is a shocking incident and it is not the type of behaviour we have come to expect from football fans in Scotland.

“We will not tolerate offences of this nature.  With this in mind we are eager to trace the person who was spotted throwing an object from the stand.

“I would also ask anyone who has information that can assist our inquiries to get in touch with us immediately. I would also ask anyone who has any photos or footage of this incident to submit this to police.”