A man has been jailed for sixteen weeks after breaching a football banning order.
Jamie Lathan, aged 36, from Stockton, was issued a football banning order in February 2022 after incidents at a Middlesbrough match with Coventry.
Teesside Magistrates Court heard that the man had failed to surrender his passport for a game in March and was also found in an area in which he was banned from during a Sunderland match.
He was also ordered to pay costs of £239 at the hearing on Wednesday 25th October.
Chief Inspector Mark Pitt from Cleveland Police Football Unit said: “We will not tolerate breaches of football banning orders; they are in place for a reason and those who attend football games to enjoy the atmosphere and the game should not have to put up with those who attend only to cause trouble.
“This case shows that the courts will take these breaches seriously and will act, where necessary, to stop those responsible from being able to cause more harm to our communities.”