Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Yob Banned after Three Separate Derby Day Clashes; FAN FILMED IN MIDST OF NEWCASTLE-SUNDERLAND DISORDER

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Yob Banned after Three Separate Derby Day Clashes; FAN FILMED IN MIDST OF NEWCASTLE-SUNDERLAND DISORDER

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Byline: ADAM JUPP

A HAT-TRICK of derby day incidents has seen this soccer yob given the boot.

Peter Foulis has been involved in bother at three separate matches between Newcastle United and archrivals Sunderland in recent years.

That led to police seeking a stadium ban against the 26-year-old in a bid to prevent trouble flaring at future games.

Newcastle Magistrates' Court heard details of Foulis's role in disorder that took place at both St James's Park and the Stadium of Light during the last two seasons.

And they hit the Toon fan, of Scarborough Road, Byker, Newcastle, with a three-year football banning order, which also bans him from town centres where the Magpies are playing.

A dossier of disorder was handed to the court to support the application from Northumbria Police's football intelligence unit.

The report, by PC Steve Graham, said: "On Sunday, April 20 2008, a regulated football match took place at St James's Park between Newcastle United and Sunderland. This was a Premier League fixture with a 1.30pm kick off.

"This is a high risk fixture and as events unfolded throughout the day, police officers in protective equipment were deployed, as well as officers with dogs and on horseback.

"After the match a large crowd of Newcastle supporters gathered on Barrack Road outside St James's Park, where a group of approximately 200 Sunderland supporters were to be escorted by police from the stadium to Newcastle Central Railway Station.

"A situation arose whereby the Newcastle supporters, by their presence, blocked Barrack Road and prevented both the above group of Sunderland fans and the official supporter's coaches from leaving.

"This group of Newcastle supporters had to be physically pushed back by police officers, many of whom were in protective equipment, and using the assistance of dogs and horses.

"Foulis was captured on a number of different videos as part of this group. …

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