Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Barnsley football fan banned for assaulting PC

A football fan who attacked a police officer during a match has been banned from football grounds for three years.

Rhys Atkinson, 23, assaulted the officer during a match between Chesterfield FC and Barnsley FC, at the Proact Stadium, on 8 August.

He was fined £216 and ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the officer and £620 towards prosecution costs.

Atkinson, of Mansfield Road, Barnsley, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer at Chesterfield Justice Centre.

PC Roger Brown, of Derbyshire Police, said: "Mr Atkinson's behaviour at the game between Chesterfield and Barnsley has led to him being banned from all regulated football matches for three years."

The banning order covers all Premier and Football League matches.

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