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Football fans hit with banning orders and fines following incident between Lincoln City and Barnsley supporters

Football fans have been slapped with banning orders and fines totalling more than £5,500 this week.

Supporters of both Lincoln City and Barsnley have been convicted in court following a match between the two clubs on March 18, 2023.

Police say those charged took ‘an opportunity to create disorder’ while officers were diverted by a ‘serious medical emergency’.

Lincoln Crown Court
Lincoln Crown Court

Three men were sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday (February 19).

Aaron Bee, aged 31, of Macaulay Drive, Lincoln, received a five-year football banning order, a community order with two rehabilitation activity days and a £1,174 fine.

Kurt Woods, aged 38, of Bangor Close, Lincoln, received a five-year football banning order and was fined £3,460.

Rhys Scott, aged 19, of Hykeham Road area, Lincoln, received a three-year football banning order and was fined £365.

A 17-year-old male was found guilty and sent to youth court for sentencing in March.

Three Barnsley fans also appeared in court over recent weeks in relation to the disorder, which occurred on the High Street in Lincoln.

A 17-year-old male received a three-year football banning order and was fined £113, while a 51-year-old man was fined £443.

A 16-year-old male is yet to be sentenced.

These convictions follow investigations by Lincolnshire Police and included a substantial amount of work to identify those responsible from both Lincoln and Barnsley.

The resulting football banning orders prohibit the subjects from attending a football fixture, or the celebrations in the local area prior or post-match.

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Police Sergeant Charlotte Harman, of Specialist Operations, said: “We will not tolerate crime and disorder.

“Football fixtures should be events that everyone can attend and feel safe without fear of a minority who set out to disrupt the enjoyment of others.

“These court results show that those who pose a risk will be brought to justice.

“This case is particularly galling as the incident happened when officers were diverted by a serious medical emergency.

“The offenders took this as an opportunity to create disorder.

“Thankfully, due to the thorough and dedicated efforts of the officers investigating, they have not been allowed to get away with it."

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