BREAKING NEWS: Wrexham man gets 3-year ban

For using a firework or flare and hurling a missile into the field during an MK Dons vs. Wrexham AFC game at Stadium MK, a man has been given a three-year football ban.

When Adam Edwards, 29, of New Hall Road, Wrexham, appeared in Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on March 26, he entered a guilty plea to one count each of possessing a firework or flare at a sporting event and hurling a missile into a football field.

Edwards was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32, costs of £85 and a fine of £80.

The punishment is related to an incident that happened on February 20 at the MK Dons vs. Wrexham AFC game.

“I welcome the court imposing this banning order following the offence and hope it acts as a strong deterrent to anyone who looks to smuggle in pyrotechnic devices to football matches,” said PC Jon Evans, a dedicated football officer.

“Fans may believe that football fields with lots of light and smoke from flares and other devices generate a positive environment, however this is untrue. Flares can burn up to 1,600 degrees Celsius, making them quite deadly.

“This football banning order will prevent Edwards from seeing Wrexham games as well as all UK-wide regulated football matches as well as some international games and competitions.

“Everyone should feel safe attending football games, and Thames Valley Police will always take incidents at football games seriously and, where necessary, apply for Football Banning Orders.”

“Every football fan should feel safe attending matches when watching MK Dons,” an MK Dons official stated. The safety of all individuals is at danger due to the unlawful use of pyrotechnics at Stadium MK and item hurling.

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