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Kyle Galloway sentenced to 100 hours Community Service and handed a Football Banning Order

A 27 year old man has been sentenced to 100 hours Community Service for Common Assault and was handed a Football Banning Order at Antrim Crown Court, on Tuesday, 10th January 2023.

Kyle Galloway from an address in Donaghadee has been banned following an incident of violent disorder prior to a NIFL Premiership game between Coleraine Football Club and Linfield Football Club on Saturday, 29th January 2022.

Neighbourhood Inspector O’Brien said: “We welcome this banning order and hope that it is a warning to those who are intent on causing trouble before, during or after matches, that they will be dealt with robustly. Football related offending causes direct harm to law abiding supporters, those who volunteer and work in football grounds and in the communities surrounding local football grounds. “

“This individual will be unable to attend any public sporting event for 5 years, and I believe this will send a clear message to fans that any reckless, disorderly or criminal behaviour will not be tolerated and that we, as a police service, will actively seek banning orders for anyone brought before the courts.

“We will continue to work with local football clubs, fan groups, Northern Ireland Football League and the Irish Football Association to address any criminal activity linked to people attending football matches.