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Banning order issued to visiting fan

20 February 2014

Rotherham fan attempting to enter stadium with smoke grenade

At the recent home fixture with Rotherham, an away fan was stopped while trying to enter the Greenhous Meadow, searched and found to have a smoke grenade on him. 

He was prevented from entering the stadium and handed over to the Police.

He was arrested and appeared before Shrewsbury Magistrates Court last week. He received a three year football banning order, was fined £375 and had to pay £85 costs. 

Alan Roberts, Shrewsbury Town's safety officer, said: “It was excellent work by the stewards and we are determined to ensure that the Greenhous Meadow is a safe place for home and away fans to watch football. 

"Thankfully we have had few incidents here this season, but it is becoming more common nationally, with more people arrested for their use and more people injured or suffering breathing difficulties.

"The use of these can tarnish the good name of supporters when they go to away games and I ask fans to abide by the law and think of the safety of their own friends and fans by not bringing them into the Greenhous Meadow or taking them to away stadiums.”

The club posted an article on reminding fans that flares and smoke bombs are banned from the Greenhous Meadow - Flares / Smoke Bombs at Greenhous Meadow

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