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A man from Anfield has been given a three-year football banning order.
Everton fan 18-year-old Shane Bennett of Liverpool was arrested on Thursday 17 March at the Everton vs Newcastle United Premier League match at Goodison Park.
During the game a man approached the area where the away team exit the pitch and began shouting abuse and threats at the Newcastle players, coaches and stewards.
Whilst officers detained the man another supporter, Shane Bennett, approached police and punched two officers.
Bennet was then arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.
As a result, he received the following when he appeared in South Sefton Magistrates court earlier this week (Monday 4 July).
• A 12-month community order, 30 days of rehabilitation activity, 80 hours of unpaid work• Compensation charges to victims of £200 plus court costs of £180.00.
The other man Robert Williams aged 58 of Liverpool who was also involved in the incident was banned for three years in April.
Chief Inspector Iain Wyke said, “We work very closely with all our football clubs to ensure fans and members of the public remain safe during games and are pleased to see that Bennett was dealt with by the courts for his violent behaviour.
“Our officers and staff put their own lives and personal safety on the line every day in order to keep us all safe but they should never have to tolerate or accept physical violence when carrying out their duties.
“I’m sure the vast majority of law-abiding members of the public would agree that assaults on police officers or other emergency workers are totally unacceptable.
“I hope these results demonstrate how seriously this type of violence is viewed at football matches and it will not be tolerated by Merseyside Police.”
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