Lancashire

Nelson boy, 17, banned over Euro 2016 football disorder

Scene of police clashing with fans in Marseille Image copyright AP
Image caption Violence marred the early stages of the the football tournament in France

A teenager involved in clashes between English and Russian football fans during Euro 2016 has been banned from attending matches.

The 17-year-old, from Lancashire was cautioned by French police after throwing bottles during the fighting.

Lancashire Police said he had also been present at other incidents of football-related disorder.

He was was handed a 12-month football banning order at Burnley Magistrates Court.

The civil order means the teenager from Nelson will be banned from attending football matches in the UK and abroad over that time.

Insp Phil Hutchinson said violent and anti-social behaviour during football matches was "wholly unacceptable".

"The minority of fans intent on causing trouble should take this as a timely reminder that we do actively pursue banning orders," he said.

"The vast majority of people who attend football matches are well behaved, law abiding fans who simply want to watch a good match and enjoy the experience."

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