29th July 2021

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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.

“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.

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“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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