Chesterfield football fan banned from matches for five years

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A Chesterfield fan has been given a five-year Football Banning Order after being involved in nuisance behaviour on a train following the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley.

Gareth Jones, 27, was handed the order by magistrates in Chesterfield on Wednesday, August 1 after he was found to have committed a public order offence while travelling back from London after the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final on Sunday, March 25.

Jones, Rosewood Close, Chesterfield was banned from going to home or away matches following a joint application to magistrates by Derbyshire Constabulary and British Transport Police.

PC Allan Guy, football intelligence officer for the Derbyshire police, said: “Let this send a clear message to anyone who engages in football related disorder. The police will use all legislation necessary to deter those who are intent on causing problems at any fixture either home or away.”

Breaching the order is a criminal offence and could lead to a prison sentence.