Football fan given four-year match ban

A Cambridge United fan has been banned from attending football matches in England and Wales for four years.

Shane Rouse, 40, was convicted of a public order offence and obstructing a PC at Cambridge Magistrates' Court last week.

The charges related to his behaviour at Cambridge United's match against Nuneaton on 24 September.

Rouse, of Rogers Road, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge, was given a four-year football banning order and may also be made to surrender his passport when there are international fixtures.

PC Debbie Pearl, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "We will not tolerate any type of anti-social behaviour and will take robust action against anyone involved in disorder at matches.

"This should be a warning to anyone who wants to get involved in disorder at matches, no matter how small it may seem."