SNP MP and neighbour charged over alleged Celtic flag incident

AN SNP MP and his neighbour have been charged after an alleged disturbance over the politician’s Celtic flag,

Steven Bonnar, who represents Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, draped the football flag in the window of his house in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, last month.

But his neighbour, 51, allegedly asked him: “Is that needed? You’re supposed to be a councillor.”

Bonnar allegedly replied: “I’m no a councillor, I’m an MP” before adding “F*** you, ya headcase”.

Police were called out on April 16 and said no crime was committed but today they confirmed Bonnar and his neighbour have been charged over the alleged incident. 

Bonnar said: “I regret being drawn into a dispute with a neighbour and reacting hastily to comments made.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Following further enquiries, Police Scotland can confirm that two men aged 38 and 51 have been charged in connection with a disturbance at an address in Columbia Court, Uddingston, on Thursday, 16 April, 2020.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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