A 16-year-old youth from Woodhall Spa, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been given a three-month referral order following disorder that occurred during Lincoln City FC’s home game against Doncaster on Saturday July 12 last year.
Nine men other men from Lincoln have today, Wednesday February 18, been fined and given football banning orders following the disorder.
A number of Lincolnshire Police officers, including the Dog Section and local officers, along with British Transport Police, were on patrol in the centre of Lincoln and the vicinity as the unrest unfolded.
DC Tom Robertson, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: “The defendants in this case were given really quite severe sentences, which adequately reflect the seriousness of their behaviour.
“Football matches should be an opportunity for genuine fans to enjoy watching and supporting their teams free of intimidation or harassment, and should not cause any trouble to the wider public. I hope the severity of these sentences serves as a stark warning to anyone who may go into football matches with any kind of intention to act in this manner - the consequences of acting like this are serious and have long-lasting effects.”
At Lincoln Magistrates Court all defendants pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress contrary to section 5 of the Public Order Act.