Lincoln man gets five-year football ban

A Lincoln man received a five-year football banning order for an assault after a Lincoln City away game.

Aaron Bee, 26, of Macauley Drive in Lincoln was given the ban at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 20 in relation to an assault in Cheltenham.

The incident took place on October 21, 2017 with Lincoln City having played Cheltenham that day.

The banning order means Bee is not allowed to enter the Imps’ stadium Sincil Bank or an exclusion zone which includes pubs in Lincoln city centre and Brayford Wharf.

He also cannot visit the centre of any town or city whose football team are hosting Lincoln City on the date that the teams are playing.

Bee must also surrender his passport whenever England play away from home.

He was ordered to pay fines totalling £580 for the assault.

Chief Inspector Stewart Brinn said: “Lincolnshire Police and Lincoln City Football Club take the safety of the fans attending games very seriously.

“We work closely to ensure that incidents of crime or antisocial behaviour are dealt with either through a formal escalation process involving the club or where there is clear evidence of a football-related crime, through the courts.

“I am pleased that Lincoln City have a strong family following and the vast majority of supporters simply want to have a great day out and cheer on their team.

“The tiny minority that want to seek out trouble, endanger innocent parties and disrupt the community will be targeted appropriately and where appropriate will find themselves subject to court-imposed banning orders.”