Scottish independence: Police arrest man over alleged assault outside polling station

Police outside a polling station in Glasgow - the force has geared up for a "period of increased activity" (Source: Getty)
Police have arrested a man after an alleged assault took place outside a polling station in West Dunbartonshire.
The 44-year-old was taken into custody after police were called to Faifley Road, Clydebank, on the morning of the Scottish independence referendum.
A spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault outside a polling place in Faifley Road, Clydebank at 8.30am today.
"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."
The man is expected to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday.
Yesterday Police Scotland said it had geared up for “a period of increased activity” around the referendum.
Assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins said: “The referendum is a significant event which is expected to attract a high electoral turnout. Policing arrangements are well in hand and will be appropriate and proportionate.
"As we approach the final stage of the Scottish independence referendum campaign, the service has once again geared up to respond to a period of increased activity, where the profile of Scotland will feature nationally and internationally.”
Ipsos MORI has released its final poll this morning, putting No at 53 per cent, while the Yes campaign is at 47 per cent. The Evening Standard, which commissioned the poll, called it a "nail-biting finale". Just four per cent of those who say they're definitely planning to vote are still undecided.
The survey is the final look at voter sentiment before the polls close at 10 o'clock tonight.
Markets shrugged off concerns about the impact of the vote - in late-morning trading the FTSE 100 was up - by 0.5 per cent at pixel time (11:53), while the pound was up 0.2 per cent against the dollar and the same against the euro.
Business leaders took the opportunity to voice their views on independence. Richard Branson took an uncharacteristically pessimistic stance:

Duncan Bannatyne really liked Gordon Brown's speech:

Michelle Mone urged voters to say No:

Among politicians, John Prescott was uncharacteristically equivocal:

Party leaders and their deputies were among the earliest to turn out to vote, prompting the usual awkward photo ops. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown both got in early:

All eyes, though, were on the leaders of the Yes and No campaigns. Here's Alistair Darling doing his duty in Edinburgh:


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And Alex Salmond posing with some first-time voters in Strichen:


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Johanna Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, posted this picture of herself after voting:
Seonag MacKinnon, head of communications for the Church of Scotland, tweeted an excellent picture:
This is a great round up of all the nationals' front pages today:
Although it doesn't include ours, which looked like this:
If you're starting to suffer from #indyref overkill, watch this video by snarky Taiwanese animators. A nice bit of light relief.

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