Mansfield Town FC fans banned from games after bottles and cigarette lighters thrown

Several Mansfield Town FC fans have been banned from watching the team after items including bottles and cigarette lighters were thrown.

Mansfield Town FC stadium
Mansfield Town FC stadium

Following two hearings at Lincoln Magistrates in the last two weeks, 10 men and one woman have received football banning-orders for three-years.

Four juveniles also received referrals to the Youth Offending Service, all relating to an incident during the Lincoln V Mansfield match at Sincil Bank in November.

Following a late equaliser scored by Mansfield Town on November 24, items such as coins, bottles and cigarette lighters were thrown between supporters of both clubs. This also resulted in a member of the public receiving serious injuries to their eye.

Mansfield Town FC stadium

Dedicated Football Officer Kev Atkin, who investigated this incident, said: “Following the match, we worked closely with the club to analyse extensive CCT V footage where following protracted enquiries in collaboration with colleagues in Nottinghamshire we were able to positively identify the main perpetrators of this offence.

“As a result, 16 people were summoned to court, four of which were under the age of 18, and one man has had his case adjourned until August 22nd.

“Football in Lincoln is at its highest and most exciting point in years and this case should serve as a very timely reminder to any future attending supporter’s that we will vigorously pursue any individuals whose behaviour puts the vast majority of law abiding fans safety at risk.”

Those who received football banning orders were as follows:

Robert Finlay (19), of Ring Leas, Cotgrave, Nottingham

Adam Harris (23), of Beechdale Crescent, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Alex Hatton (27), of High Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield

Adam Hewson (29), of Sausthorpe Street, Lincoln

Ashley King (20), of Gladstone Street, South Normanton, Alfreton

Frazer King (40), of Lincolnshire

Owen Nicholl (19), of Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark

Daniella Patter (35), of Lincolnshire

Ashley Salt (25), of Grantham Road, Sleaford

Cameron Swann (18), of Lancaster Drive, Scampton

Dominic Weaver (21), of Annesley Cutting, Annesley, Nottingham

A 15-year-old, 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds have been referred to the Youth Offending Service.