Northumbria Police update on problems with Newcastle fans at Preston
Northumbria Police have given an update on issues when Newcastle fans visited Deepdale on Saturday.
Whilst praising the overall behaviour of the large travelling support, three fans were arrested at the game.
Two had entered the field of play and were being considered for banning orders, whilst the third was for an incident that involved a Preston steward.
The good news is that the two Newcastle fans who ended up on the pitch, no doubt simply celebrating a goal, will not be banned. However, Northumbria Police say that the other supporter who was involved in that incident with a steward, is in danger of receiving a football banning order.
Slight difference of opinion with Newcastle United on how many fans actually travelled, the club saying 5,626 and the police reporting it as 5,561.
After the coin throwing by Preston fans that led to a head injury to DeAndre Yedlin, police have asked for any Newcastle fans (or anybody else) with information about the coin throwing, to get in touch.
Northumbria Police via their Twitter account:
“Amazing support from the 5561 #NUFC fans at Preston.
“3 NUFC supporters were arrested at PNE this weekend. Two for entering the playing field. Football banning orders are now being considered.
“Coin throwing is dangerous and unacceptable. Another case of the minority spoiling it for the majority.
“Please email: [email protected] with any information regarding coin throwing at Preston NE
“Huge thanks to @PNEPolice for hosting the 5661 travelling @NUFC fans. Tough job made to look easy.
“All evidence considered and no banning applications will be made against the fans entering the field of play against Preston NE.
“One NUFC supporter charged after an incident with a Preston NE steward. Now facing a possible football ban.”
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