Five men, including one from Soundwell, have given football banning orders totalling 20 years following the disorder during the Bristol City versus Bristol Rovers game last September.
The FBOs were issued at Bristol Crown Court last Thursday (17th April) and follow a police investigation into the disturbances at the local derby on 4th September There was disorder before, during and after the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match.
Lee Cousins, 40, of Soundwell Road, admitted violent disorder and was given a two-year jail sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid work. He was also given a five-year football banning order.
James Bagnall, 25, of Shickle Grove, Bath, admitted violent disorder, including assaulting a police officer, and was jailed for 18 months. Additionally he admitted affray (throwing a seat into the crowd) and was jailed for a further 12 months. He was given a six-year football banning order.
Thomas Burke, 20, of Bredon, Yate, was given a 15-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting violent disorder. He was ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work and given a three-year football banning order.
Alex Parsons, 20, of Walnut Close, Coalpit Heath, admitted violent disorder and was handed a 16-month jail sentence, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and given a three-year football banning order.
And 22-year-old Jordan Lloyd, of Filton Avenue, Filton, admitted violent disorder and was given an 18-month jail sentence, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to complete 200 hours’ unpaid work. He had previously admitted a public order offence for which there was no further sentence but he was issued with a three-year football banning order.