Football fan banned after being caught with cocaine before Notts County match

Last updated : 26 March 2024 By Magpie Mick

He was given a three-year football ban, fined £425 and ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge and £85 court costs. PC John Albanese said: "This result sends out a clear message to fans that drugs will not be tolerated within football. This action was a joint effort by the police and football clubs to maintain safety and security at football events and to deter illegal activities.

“The overwhelming majority of fans behave as they should, but we are aware a small minority will let themselves and their clubs down. As such, we will continue to ensure action is taken and where appropriate FBOs are sought against those who commit offences.

“It’s important football matches are inclusive and safe places for all supporters. We will therefore continue to work closely with our local teams to clamp down on those who seek to bring or use any illegal substances or prohibited items into stadiums.”