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Three-year match ban for two Carlisle United fans

3 year football ban for 2 Carlisle men Credit: ITV Border

Two men were convicted of football related offences on Monday at Carlisle Magistrates Court and York Magistrates Court.

Michael Junior Green, 20, of Marks Avenue Carlisle, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Magistrates Court and was given a 3 year football banning order. He was one of the 12 arrested at the Hartlepool United v Carlisle United game on 29 August.

Scott Dixon, 27, of Linton Close Carlisle, received a 3 year football banning order at York Magistrates. Dixon was arrested at York City v Carlisle United on 19 September.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said

The vast majority of those who attend football matches are friends and families who just want to enjoy the game. Unfortunately there are a minority who have other intentions and engage in behaviour that can spoil the occasion for others.

We work alongside the clubs to deal with the anti-social behaviour and convictions such as these demonstrate our commitment to put those responsible before the courts where they may have to deal with the consequences for a number of years.”

– Superintendent Justin Bibby

Rustling court case Carlisle

A Carlisle man is due to appear in the Magistrates court in Carlisle in connection with sheep thefts in Cumbria.

46 year old Robert Martin Birnie of Longtown, Carlisle has been charged with the theft of sheep to the value £6273 from Brampton between 1 April 2012 and 18 May 2012.

A second man is also set to appear in court after being charged with burglary. Dale Fenton aged 22 of Princes Road, Clevedon, was charged with entering a property in Carlisle with intent to do unlawful damage.

Both men's charges relate to the same victim.