16-year-old boy charged over Facebook post to incite Glasgow riot
The teenager was arrested by police in the south side of Glasgow over the Facebook page on Tuesday.
A 16-year-old has been charged with breach of the peace in connection with a message inciting rioting in Glasgow on a social networking site.
The boy was detained by officers in the south side of Glasgow about 12.40pm on Tuesday over the Facebook page entitled Let's Start a Riot in Glasgow.
It is alleged he incited others to commit acts of disorder although police say there is no evidence of any plans for disorder, which has been widespread in London and other English cities over the last three nights.
Police said while it is clear there is widespread public condemnation of any plans to incite violence they are urging the public to report any concerns of planned disturbances.
Assistant Chief Constable Fiona Taylor, of Strathclyde Police Operational Support, said "This detention shows that we are monitoring the situation closely and we will take decisive action to prevent anyone inciting violence of any kind in Glasgow or anywhere else in the force area.
"Communities in London and other cities in England have been outraged at the disgraceful scenes of destruction and looting that they have witnessed and we are sure that communities here would be just as horrified to think that anyone was trying to incite similar acts of mindless criminality.
"Let there be no mistake, we are ready for any eventuality and will take any action necessary to prevent this kind of abhorrent behaviour. The action we took today should act as a strong warning to anyone who is thinking of causing trouble here."
Scotland's eight police forces have already offered assistance to colleagues in the rest of the UK during the widespread disturbances.
The teenager is expected to appear in court on Wednesday charged with breach of the peace.