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Miss Scotland charged over ‘hate crime and disturbance’ at Edinburgh rugby event



Current Miss Scotland title holder Lucy Sophia Thomson has been charged by police with an alleged hate crime and disturbance at a sports event in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland confirmed the 24-year-old has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal, who will decide if the case goes to court.

The beauty queen, from Dunfermline, Fife, was allegedly caught on camera being drunkenly ejected from the Edinburgh City 7s on June 17.

The footage, which was shared with the Record, shows a blonde-haired woman being lead off of Peffermill Playing Fields in the capital.

The woman can be seen stumbling and physically lifted up by security staff, who struggle with her as they try to bring her back to her feet.

The blonde woman was escorted out of the event

Separate allegations were made about a worker being assaulted and racially abused at the event.

Ms Thomson is a businesswoman who runs the Scottish Fashion Association, which is an events firm that aims to address “the challenges that the fashion communities face such as racism, sexism and gender inequality”.

At the time of the footage emerging, they posted the following statement on Instagram: “SFA are aware of the incident on 17 June 2023. We are treating this matter exceptionally seriously, and will provide an update in due course.”

MK Event Services, who provided security at the event, added: “Given there is a live police investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment at this time.”

Thomson was crowned Miss Scotland at a glitzy bash in Glasgow last July after seeing off hundreds of women to take the coveted title.

Alongside her work in fashion events she has also founded a charity, World of BRAvery, that supplies underwear and period products to vulnerable women.

In June, the Miss Scotland organiser confirmed they were aware of an incident and were ‘looking into it fully’.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a disturbance and a hate crime at Peffermill Road in Edinburgh on Saturday, 17 June, 2023. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

The Miss Scotland organisers and the Scottish Fashion Association have been contacted for comment.

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