Three-year football ban for Lincoln man

A Lincoln man has been given a three-year football banning order by Lincoln Magistrates Court, after a series of disorder incidents at matches.

Aaron Bee (19) of Swift Gardens was issued with the banning order and costs of £1,200 to pay on Tuesday, February 28.

The banning order entails an exclusion zone in Lincoln city centre before and after fixtures, as well as give in his passport and sign on at a police station before any England match.

Bee will also not be allowed to travel to Poland and the Ukraine for Euro 2012.

History of incidents

A police investigation uncovered that Bee had been involved in five disorder incidents at fixtures since 2009.

In 2009, Bee was involved in an incident at a home match against Sheffield United. He was part of 20-12 group from Lincoln Risk, who clashed with the police. Items such as bricks and rocks were thrown at the officers.

In 2010, two rival groups at a Grimsby Town (away) match clashed near a segregation fence, causing one fence to be pulled down. Missiles were thrown between the groups.

In the same year, Aaron Bee was involved in the High Street brawl after a Celtic match, causing problems for traffic. 27 arrests were made and five people needed hospital treatment.

In 2011, Bee travelled to Bury with a small group, and took part in serious disorder at a pub before the match. He was seen to be wielding a bar stool.

Finally, at the Aldershot game in 2011 when Lincoln was relegated, Bee was seen to get onto the pitch after the match and confront players. He was restrained from players.

Another 17 incidents were also listed, noting Bee’s involvement with the Lincoln City Risk group.

Football Intelligence Officer Andy Pearson said: “This shows that Lincolnshire Police will proactively target those individuals engaging in antisocial behaviour and football related violence and disorder.

“A lot of the work is conducted in partnership with Lincoln City Football club to ensure that Sincil Bank and the surrounding areas remain a safe and welcoming environment for all football supporters.

“The fact that Lincoln City have been relegated from the football league does not mean that football related violence has been eradicated and our work continues.”

Source: Lincolnshire Police