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Public order - Football banning order - Football banning order imposed on defendant limited to matches played between specified football clubs - Whether court having power so to limit banning order - Whether limitation unlawful - Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended by Football (Disorder) Act 2000, s 1(1), Sch 1, para 2), ss 14, 14B, 14G

1 December 2015

Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis v Thorpe [2015] EWHC 3339 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 471

QBD: Edis J

  • 18 November 2015

A football banning order, if made, prevented the subject from attending any regulated football match and there was no power to make a football banning order under section 14B(4) of the Football Spectators Act 1989, as amended, that was limited to matches played between certain named football clubs.
Edis J so held, allowing an appeal by way of case stated by the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis ("the commissioner"), against a decision of justices sitting at Ealing Magistrates' Court on 12 May 2015 to impose a football banning order the defendant, Jamie Thorpe, under section 14B of the Football Spectators Act 1989 that permitted him to attend regulated football matches not involving...

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