Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Walsall Supporter Receives Five-Year Football Banning Order

Walsall Supporter Receives Five-Year Football Banning Order

A Walsall supporter has been banned from all football matches for the next five years after assaulting a steward during a match between the Saddlers and Chesterfield, which took place at the Spireites' Proact Stadium on Saturday, 12th March 2016.
A Walsall supporter has been banned from all football matches for the next five years after assaulting a steward during a match between the Saddlers and Chesterfield, which took place at the Spireites' Proact Stadium on Saturday, 12th March 2016.

25-year-old Daniel McCarthy, of Walsall, pleaded guilty in court and was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, banned from all regulated football matches for five years, and also ordered to complete 80 hours unpaid work and to pay £100 compensation to the victim, along with £85 in court costs.

PC Roger Brown, of the Football Intelligence Team for North Division, spoke  to the press following the conclusion of the court case, and said: “We have a proven track record in targeting football related disorder, in partnership with Chesterfield FC, and the safety of spectators, players and officials at all our football fixtures is our prime concern.

“Mr. McCarthy assaulted a club steward who was only trying to do his job. He will now miss all regulated football for five years, which will include the Euro 2016 tournament in France and the World Cup in Russia in 2018. I hope this sends out a clear message that when appropriate we will apply for football banning orders.”

SOURCE | EXPRESS & STAR

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