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Cardiff City supporter given three year football banning order

Posted on 30th May 2018

A Cardiff City fan that travelled to Derby for the re-arranged Championship fixture on Tuesday, April 28, has been given a three year football banning.

Mark Underwood, of Penhill Close, Llandaff, Cardiff, was arrested for assaulting a police officer but later pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court.

The 41-year-old was given a 12 month conditional discharge, ordered to pay costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £20 as well as a three year football banning order.

Derbyshire Constabulary’s specialist football unit applied for the banning order and were pleased to see the courts upheld their application.

PC Allan Guy, who is part of the unit, said: “We are pleased with the result of this case with magistrates agreeing with us that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated in Derby – or any other city around the country.

“I hope this serves as a reminder to any fan, whether home or away, that Derby is a place where you can come to have an enjoyable day out – but if you come to the city bent on committing or crime or disorder then you will be dealt with robustly.”

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