Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Wigan Athletic Supporter Appears in Court Following Steward Attack

Wigan Athletic Supporter Appears in Court Following Steward Attack

A Wigan Athletic supporter, who assaulted a steward after invading the pitch during the Latics' Sky Bet League 1 trip to Banks’s Stadium on Saturday, 20th February, has appeared in court charged with entering the field of play and common assault.
A Wigan Athletic supporter, who assaulted a steward after invading the pitch during the Latics' Sky Bet League 1 trip to Banks’s Stadium on Saturday, 20th February, has appeared in court charged with entering the field of play and common assault.

The Express & Star reports; Paratrooper Barry Cox was one of several Wigan Athletic fans who ran onto the pitch after their team scored an injury time winner against the Saddlers.

Prosecutor Kulbir Paul told Walsall magistrates Cox was approached by Walsall steward Dave Garner who attempted to usher him back into the stands.

Cox, of the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, then elbowed Mr. Garner in the face. The court heard that the steward escaped with only slight reddening.

29-year-old Cox, of More Street, Newtown, Wigan, whose military career which includes four years in the Royal Navy, pleaded guilty and was given a conditional discharge for two years and ordered to pay £150 compensation to Mr Garner, £135 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

SOURCE | EXPRESS & STAR | EXPRESSANDSTAR.COM@EXPRESSANDSTAR

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