Manchester City fan is banned from matches for punching policewoman in 'vile' attack at train station
17:37, 1 JUN 2016 UPDATED 17:38, 1 JUN 2016
BY CHRIS SLATER
Steven Mark Wilson, 34, knocked the officer to the ground with a sickening blow
A Manchester City fan has been banned from matches for three years after punching and flooring a policewoman in a ‘vile’ attack at a train station.
Steven Mark Wilson, 34, knocked the officer to the ground with a sickening blow just as she and a colleague tried to arrest him at Piccadilly.
City season ticket holder Wilson had earlier been to watch his side lose 3-1 to Leicester at the Etihad in February, which severely dented their title chances.
As he was returning home from the game he flew into a rage after being asked to show his ticket in a routine check by a member of staf, becoming aggressive and pushing him out of the way.
British Transport Police were alerted and two officers and a PCSO attended and asked Wilson to provide his details but he continued to be aggressive.
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And as they attempted to arrest him for the earlier assault, he became agitated and began flailing his arms.
As they tried to restrain him he responded by punching the WPC in the face with such force that she was knocked to the ground.
Following the attack the 38-year-old officer had been placed on restricted duties.
Wilson, of Lintott Gardens, Warrington, was handed the three year football banning order at Manchester Magistrates last month after admitting two charges of assault.
It means he cannot attend any stadium or town or city centre close to where City or England are playing on match days.
Wilson was handed a four month curfew which will be monitored with an electronic tag.
And he was ordered to pay £100 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £520 court costs.
PC Dave Sykes from British Transport Police said: “Wilson’s behaviour was completely reprehensible.
“His vile abuse towards a member of rail staff who was simply carrying out this job was bad enough but to continue his tirade towards police officers and then to punch a WPC so hard in the face that the force of the blow knocked her to the ground is truly sickening.
“This loutish behaviour is utterly unacceptable and we will do everything in our power to bring people like Wilson to justice.”
Source : Manchester Evening News : http://www.manchestereveningnews.co...s/manchester-city-fan-banned-matches-11415308
Its good to see this assault being dealt with so seriously.
I wonder what will inconvenience him more, the fine & conviction or being banned from football for 3 years ?..
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