Reports from a number of news outlets have confirmed that former Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was arrested following a raid at his house [Daily Record]. 

The house was raided at 7am on the 1 December as part of a raid in connection with gambling in sport. 

There were a number of officers who attended the raid on Griffiths’ home with former Celtic midfielder Paul McGowan also being detained by officers in connection with the probe.

Along with Griffiths they were released without charge following the raid. 

The statement from Police Scotland stated, “Following a pre-planned police operation on Thursday, 1 December, three men, aged 37, 35 and 32, were arrested in the Bothwell, Bonnyrigg and Airdrie areas in connection with an investigation into alleged gambling incidents in sport.

“All three men were released without charge pending further enquiries.”

In recent days there were rumours surrounding the 32-year-olds future as he was linked with a move to Greenock Morton who are targeting promotion out of the Scottish Championship. 

This fresh incident although there is yet to be any formal charges could hinder any chances of making that move that would have seen Griffiths return to Celtic Park with Morton set to take on Ange Postecoglou’s side in the Scottish Cup.

Since leaving Celtic, Griffiths’ career has spiralled having had spells at Dundee, Falkirk and Mandurah City in which he has failed to make any sort of an impact.

He was most recently training with Livingston although the club are financially constrained to giving him a contract meaning that for the time being he will remain a free agent’

During his time in the Hoops he scored 123 goals for the club but after a number of incidents was eventually let go by the club in January 2022 with his last appearance at Celtic Park being met with boos in a friendly match.


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