Arsenal – Burnley fight sees 13 hooligans named and issued with bans

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Thirteen people have been hit with banning orders after a fight between Burnley and Arsenal fan saw bottles and wooden seats thrown.

Another man and two children were given lesser punishments in relation to disorder at the Premier League clash at Turf Moor on September 18. Rival fans clashed in the Cricket Field Stand that day as items were thrown across the segregation.

A steward was hit by an item during the incident but no fans reported any injuries. A police appeal was launched to find those involved and 16 people have now gone before Burnley Magistrates Court. The list includes boys aged 14 and 15 who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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Further inquiries are still ongoing to identify Arsenal fans involved. PC Dan Fish, of Burnley Police, said: “The disorder between rival fans was completely unacceptable and should have no place in football.

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“It was only through good fortune that no-one was seriously injured. These banning orders send a strong message to any supporters wanting to engage in such violence. ”

Those convicted were:

  • Adam Corvino, 27, Ruskin Avenue, Burnley – Convicted of Section 4 Public Order – Issued with a 3-year FBO, 12-month Community Order, fine of £ 50, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 95.
  • Joel Jeffrey, 19, Greenbank Road, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 120, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Declan Taylor, 20, Fenwick Street, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 120, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Jon Abbott, 57, Rosehill Avenue, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of 333, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Daniel Luke, 29, Calder Green Approach, Padiham, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 5-year FBO, fine of £ 300, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Callum Blundell, 21, Grimshaw Street, Accrington, – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, finer of £ 106, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Lucas Roberts, 21, Royd Court, Keighley Road, Cowling, Keighley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 120, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Paul Slack, 39, Kime Street, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 40, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Matthew Abbott, 26, Micklehurst Crescent, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 230, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Miles Pemeberton, 18, Malkin Close, Blacko, Nelson – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 170, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Reece Jolly, 20, Burnley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 135, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Alfie Bennett, 18, Keighley Avenue, Colne – Convicted of Criminal Damage, Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 170, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • Joseph Standley, 18, Wheatley Lane, Nelson – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a 3-year FBO, fine of £ 170, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • William Baraclough, 21, Airedale Ings, Keighley – Convicted of Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing – Issued with a fine of £ 100, costs of £ 85, surcharge of £ 34.
  • A 15-year-old boy was given a community resolution for Section 5 Public Order & Missile Throwing.
  • A 14-year-old boy was given a community resolution for Missile Throwing.

In a statement, Burnley FC added: “We know that the overwhelming majority of our supporters behave responsibly and are a credit to the Club and town they represent. However, the behavior of a small number of individuals at the home fixture against Arsenal in September last year, was shocking and disgraceful and has no place whatsoever at Turf Moor or in society. As a result, 16 individuals were identified for their part in the disorder, 13 of which have received football banning orders and subsequent life bans from entering Turf Moor.

“This sort of behavior will never be acceptable and anybody who behaves in this manner is not a supporter of the Club and should not expect to escape punishment. We cannot stress enough that anybody engaging in any unacceptable behavior at our stadium, will be dealt with in the firmest possible manner.

“We will continue to work with our match day safety team, Lancashire Police and other stakeholders, to ensure such behavior is dealt with appropriately, and that supporting Burnley Football Club home and away, continues to be an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment.”

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