Fine for fan who had flare at footie match

A man has been found guilty of possessing a flare during Preston North End's match against Wolverhampton FC in September last year.
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Ben Brown, of Charlecote Drive, Dudley, had also denied charges of assaulting two police officers, being drunk and disorderly in a sporting ground and damaging a high visibility jacket in the incident on September 26 at the Deepdale stadium.

However the 26-year-old was found guilty of the charges after a trial at Preston Magistrates Court.

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The court ordered the fan to pay a £1,250 fine, £200 compensation to the officers, a £120 surcharge and £350 costs.

However the bench refused to make a football banning order.

Two other Wolves fans were previously fined after incidents at the same match.