A man has been charged and two teenagers cautioned following two separate incidents on the pitch at the Swansea v Manchester City game yesterday, Saturday (Mar 16).

Harry Eccles, 21, from Conwy, North Wales, has been charged with going onto the playing area at a football match and is due to appear at Swansea Magistrates’ Court on April 2.

A 15-year-old from Bury and 16-year-old from Swansea also arrested for pitch encroachment have received youth cautions.

Police match commander Superintendent Steve Jones said:  “The safety of supporters, players, officials and those who work these games is paramount.

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“Those who invade the playing area are committing a criminal offence will be dealt with robustly and could face lengthy bans from all football matches.

“We will continue to work with the football club to prevent and deter this unacceptable behaviour from a very small minority continuing.”

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