Football bans for 11 fans over Sincil Bank disorder

Eleven fans have received football banning orders after items such as coins, bottles and cigarette lighters were thrown between rival fans during a match at Sincil Bank.

Items were thrown between supporters of both clubs after a late equaliser scored by Mansfield against Lincoln at Sincil Bank on November 24, 2018. The incident also resulted in a 51-year-old man, who is a Lincoln City season-ticket holder, suffering serious injuries to his eye.

Following two hearings at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court over the last fortnight, 10 men and one woman have received football banning orders for three years. One man has had his case adjourned until August 22.

Four juveniles (a 15-year-old, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds) also received referrals to the Youth Offending Service. All related to the incident during the match at Sincil Bank.

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

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 22.

“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 supporters that we will vigorously pursue any individuals whose behaviour puts the vast majority of law abiding fans safety at risk.”