Ban for Darlington versus Newcastle pitch invader

pitch invasion at Darlington v Newcastle match
Image caption The pitch invasion happened in the second half

A teenager has been banned from matches after running on to the pitch during a pre-season friendly game in Darlington.

The youth invaded the pitch, along with dozens of others, when Newcastle went 2-0 up against Darlington on 15 July.

Appearing before Darlington Youth Court he admitted entering a playing field during a football match.

He was banned from matches for three years and fined £85. Two men were given banning orders last month for invading the pitch at the same match.

Durham Police said more than 9,700 fans were at the game.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites