Grimsby

Four men and boy handed banning orders after violent disorder at Grimsby Town pre-season friendly

Four men and a 17-year-old boy have been handed three-year football banning orders for their role in the violent disorder that followed Grimsby Town’s pre-season friendly against Sheffield United in July.

Ryan Parker, 20, of Rosaire Place, Grimsby; Jacob Booth, 19, of Yarborough Road, Grimsby; Christopher Blake, 21, of Welland Avenue, Grimsby; Calvin Addison, 24, of Priory Close, Louth; and a 17-year-old Grimsby boy were all made subject to civil banning orders by the district judge at Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 10.

Superintendent Dave Hall of Humberside Police said: “I am pleased that we have been successful in securing these additional five football banning orders, as we are committed to preventing any disorder and criminality linked to football in the Humberside force area.

“I am sure the public will agree that supporting their team should be an enjoyable and family friendly activity, therefore they’ll welcome the action that we have taken.

“Our message is clear – behaviour of this kind will not be tolerated and if caught misbehaving you will be banned from attending matches like these individuals.”