City fan’s three-year ban for attacks on stewards

Worcester News: City fan’s three-year ban for attacks on stewards City fan’s three-year ban for attacks on stewards

A WORCESTER City FC fan has been banned from attending any football games anywhere in the country for three years after assaulting two stewards and lighting a flare at a game last month.

Luke Stock admitted possessing a pyrotechnic device and two counts of assault at the match on Saturday, December 14 when he appeared at Aldershot Magistrates Court.

He was handed a three-year football banning order. The order means he is banned from attending any football match anywhere in the country until January 2017. The club’s vice chairman Colin Layland welcomed the verdict.

“We are pleased that he has been given a banning order as we were going to ban him anyway,” he said.

“We are trying to make it a really, nice family club and we don’t want these sort of people involved.

“We need to get the message across that this sort of behaviour won’t be tolerated.”

He said the club had banned Stock, of Cannock Fell, from all games for five years, meaning he will be unable to attend any Worcester City FC games for a further two years after his national banning order ends in January 2017.

“From what I understand he and his group had been drinking since about 8.30am and they probably didn’t even know what planet they were on,” he said. “We don’t want these kinds of people at our games.”

About 80 Worcester City fans travelled to last month’s game against Aldershot Town but went home disappointed after their FA Trophy run was ended for another year when they were trounced 4-1 by the Conference Premier team.

At court on Thursday, January 2, Stock was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to each of the stewards as well as two £90 fines, court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.

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8:41am Wed 8 Jan 14

Hwicce says...

Should have been a life ban.

There is no reason for having flares at football matches other than to cause trouble. Attacking Stewards should get a custodial sentance as well.

If you REALLY want to stamp out this behaviour then the Courts need to make the penalties more severe.
Should have been a life ban. There is no reason for having flares at football matches other than to cause trouble. Attacking Stewards should get a custodial sentance as well. If you REALLY want to stamp out this behaviour then the Courts need to make the penalties more severe. Hwicce

11:18am Wed 8 Jan 14

iamthebinman says...

Six hundred quid in fines and a three year ban is enough to make most fans think twice before doing it again.

Life time football bans need to be monitored with passports being handed in to the police during major international tournaments which have to be followed up if not done.

My dad got into a scrap at the East Stirling v Queen of the South cup tie of '59. It would be rather difficult for the stewards at Ochil View to maintain a ban on him now!
Six hundred quid in fines and a three year ban is enough to make most fans think twice before doing it again. Life time football bans need to be monitored with passports being handed in to the police during major international tournaments which have to be followed up if not done. My dad got into a scrap at the East Stirling v Queen of the South cup tie of '59. It would be rather difficult for the stewards at Ochil View to maintain a ban on him now! iamthebinman

10:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Small Town says...

What on earth is british justice coming to?
How did this criminal escape prison?
Flares burn at 2000 degrees C and can kill!
The judge needs to be retired immediately - a £90 fine!?

Chelsea fans did the same same in Swansea and WERE jail earlier this year... http://www.walesonli
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Disgusted of Windermere Drive.
What on earth is british justice coming to? How did this criminal escape prison? Flares burn at 2000 degrees C and can kill! The judge needs to be retired immediately - a £90 fine!? Chelsea fans did the same same in Swansea and WERE jail earlier this year... http://www.walesonli ne.co.uk/news/wales- news/chelsea-fc-fans -jailed-taking-25040 99 Disgusted of Windermere Drive. Small Town
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