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Man who assaulted football players jailed

A man who assaulted three Nottingham Forest players during the team’s FA Cup clash with Leicester City has been jailed.

Cameron Toner, 19, of Leicester, was charged with three counts of common assault and going onto a playing area at a football match.

Appearing at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 24 February 2022), he was sentenced to four months in youth custody having pleaded guilty to all charges.

Toner was also fined £100 for going on to the pitch and has been banned from attending matches for ten years following a football banning order being imposed.

He was also ordered to pay £128 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

The incident happened in the first half of the match played at the City Ground on Sunday 6 February.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “True football fans are proud and passionate.

"Unfortunately, Toner was intent on violence and it is right he has been sentenced in this way."

"His actions were entirely unacceptable and we welcome today’s decision from court. I hope this outcome acts as a lesson to any supporter who intends to cause trouble at future matches.”

PCC lead for football policing Mark Roberts, of Cheshire Constabulary said “I welcome the conviction and clear message the Judge has sent that this behaviour is utterly unacceptable.

“Players have the right to go about their work without fear of being assaulted as everyone does.

None of us would ever want to see fences around pitches and so it is important fans stay off the playing area and understand that those who transgress will face swift action as we have seen from Nottinghamshire Police, CPS and courts.”

Cameron Toner


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