Posted on 29th May 2014
Football fan receives a football banning order for letting off a smoke canister.
Shaun Millward (31) of Belgrave Road, Macclesfield attended North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday, May 28) where he pleaded guilty to being in possession of a smoke canister at a designated sporting event.
Millward attended the Alfreton Town v Macclesfield match on April 26 and was seen to ignite and throw a smoke canister in the Impact Arena.
He received a 12 month community order with 100 hours unpaid work, a three year football banning order and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
PC Roger Brown, Football Intelligence Officer for Alfreton Town said: “There has been a significant increase in the use of pyrotechnics at football matches. It is illegal and dangerous and anyone caught will be arrested and put before the courts.