Man banned from football matches after incidents at Hartlepool United games



An MAN has been given a four-year restraining order after incidents at Hartlepool United Football Club games.

The order is the second restraining order received by the 28-year-old man from Hartlepool. He also received a three-year restraining order in 2012.

Under the order issued Tuesday, November 16 by the Teesside Magistrates’ Court, the man is banned from entering premises for the purpose of attending football matches in England and Wales and, subject to possible exemption, will be required to present their passport and attend an appointed police station in England and Wales on the occasion of certain regulated football matches played outside the United Kingdom.

The court heard that the man had been involved in numerous incidents of disorder during Hartlepool United games against teams such as Stockport County, Oxford United, Wrexham and Carlisle United.

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Sergeant Adrian Dack said: “Football ban orders have proven to be an excellent tool in helping to reduce the violence and unrest associated with football, which continues to plague football. The legislation was designed to be used against those like this man, allowing police to remove from football those who cause or contribute to violence and disorder.

“Those who engage in such behavior should expect action to be taken against them in court. We will not tolerate it and we will take action where possible. ”

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