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Banning orders for Huddersfield boys after disorder

Two boys have been banned from entering football grounds in the UK after trouble before a match between Huddersfield Town and Millwall.

The 15-year-old was given a five-year ban while the 17-year-old received a three-year ban at Huddersfield Youth Court on Monday.

The boys were found guilty of violent disorder, a charge which they had denied.

The incident occurred in Huddersfield on 16 April.

The banning order means the 15-year-old boy, who is from Golcar, and the 17-year-old boy, from Lepton are prevented from attending regulated football matches in England, Scotland and Wales.

'Firm action'

They are also banned from being within one mile of Huddersfield's Galpharm stadium in the three hours before and after the club's home matches.

The bans extend to five miles for away matches, and the boys must give their passports to the police when England are playing international away games.

Football liaison officer Pc Dave Micklethwaite said: "These punishments should send a clear message to people who think they can cause trouble at matches and get away with it.

"Regardless of age, we will take firm action against offenders and do our utmost to see that they are banned from coming to matches in the future."

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