Four banned over violence

The White Lion Pub, Market Place, Ripley ahead of The World Cup.
The White Lion Pub, Market Place, Ripley ahead of The World Cup.

Four men have received footlball banning orders for a fight at a Ripley pub prior to attending a Derby County game recently.

The four Sheffield Wednesday fans were in the White Lion pub on the Market Place when a fight broke out which involved punches, chairs and glasses being thrown.

Danny Fields, 31, of Angel Yard, Saltergate, Chesterfield, Jonathan Fisher, 29, of Middle Lane, Stannington, Sheffield, and Lee Marsden, 38, 
of St Matthews Close, Renishaw, Sheffield were all given nine months in prison, suspended for two years for their actions.

Mark Harrison, 44, of Delves Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield, who has previously received two banning orders, was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.

They were given three-year football banning orders, 
banning them from Sheffield city centre on match days and requiring them to hand in their passports whenever England play abroad 
regardless of the competition.

Fields and Fisher must do 120 hours of unpaid work, Harrison was told to 
attend an offender behaviour 
programme and Marsden was also given an order to help him with an alcohol problem.

The men will all be 
supervised by the probation service for 12 months and must all pay £120 costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

This is a second incident of football violence with connections to Amber Valley .

The last incident happened during the volatile East 
Midlands grudge match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at the City Ground. Football banning orders are a preventative measure that are designed to stop troublemakers travelling to matches and causing any possible disorder before, during or after the game. Orders are issued by courts after a conviction for a 
football-related offence.