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Notts Forest footie fan banned from matches after station scuffle

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A Nottingham Forest fan has been banned from attending football games for four years after being found guilty of being involved in a post-match incident at Derby railway station.

Liam James Evans, 25, was returning from watching the East Midlands Derby where Derby County took on Nottingham Forest on 11 December 2016.

Evans was part of a larger group when he began shouting abuse, acting aggressively and gesturing to fight Derby county fans who were on the opposite platform at the station.

When officers intervened and asked Evans to stop, he became abusive and aggressive towards officers, threatened them with violence then resisted arrest.

Evans, of Felstead Road, Nottingham, was also found in possession of a controlled substance, Cocaine, and was subsequently charged with public order and possession of a class A drug.

After being found guilty at an earlier hearing, on 6 January Evans appeared before Derby Crown Court for sentencing where he was handed a four-year football banning order and ordered to pay a fine of £833, a victim surcharge of £83 and court costs of £85.

PC James Davies said: “Evans behaviour was intimidating, threatening and completely unacceptable.

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