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LEIGH Griffiths has been arrested by police over claims related to sports gambling.
The 32-year-old former Celtic striker had his home in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, raided by police yesterday morning.
Police Scotland said they attended the house as part of a pre-planned police operation involving suspected gambling on sporting incidents.
Two other men, aged 35 and 37, were also arrested in raids linked to Griffiths’ property, including Dundee star Paul McGowan.
He and Griffiths were questioned by officers while searching houses in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian and Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
The three men have been released without charge after the raids.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Following a pre-planned police operation on Thursday December 1, three men, aged 37, 35 and 32, were arrested in the Bothwell, Bonnyrigg and Airdrie areas in connection with an investigation. about alleged incidents of gambling in sports.
“The three men were released without charge pending further investigation.”
A statement issued by Dundee FC read: “Dundee Football Club is aware of the ongoing Police Scotland investigation as reported in the media this morning.”The club will support the authorities with their investigations and will not comment further at this time.”