An SPL footballer and the father of England star Wayne Rooney have been arrested in connection with an alleged betting scam. The investigation centres on a match at Fir Park last December. In other news: Labour have said today that they will not back the offensive behaviour bill in its current form; three police officers ended up in hospital last night after masked men attacked a family home and sprayed it with a noxious substance; fans of David Essex can catch the singer in his new musical in Edinburgh this week; and in sport, Gary O’Connor has escaped punishment after the SFA’s Fast Track Tribunal cleared the Hibs striker of diving during last week’s SPL win over St Johnstone. This is an international version of the news that may have been edited for rights reasons.

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