Man banned from football matches for what he did before Merseyside Derby

David Windsor, otherwise known as David Dickinson, 40, of Warwick Avenue, Crosby, pleaded guilty at Sefton Magistrates Court ON Wednesday, July 11, for a public order offence.
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A Liverpool FC fan has been banned from attending matches for five years after throwing abuse at Everton fans.

David Windsor, otherwise known as David Dickinson, headed a Liverpool supporters walk along Walton Lane to Goodison Park stadium before the Derby game on April 24. Merseyside Police said on the way to the stadium the 40-year-old shouted abuse at Everton fans outside The Abbey pub on Walton Lane.

Police intervened to prevent Windsor from engaging with the Everton supporters and he then verbally abused a police officer. He was then arrested for the public order offence.

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Windsor was already subject to a three-year football banning order which was imposed by Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on February 16, which prevented him from attending regulated football matches in the UK.

On Wednesday July 11, Windsor of Warwick Avenue, Crosby, pleaded guilty at Sefton Magistrates Court for a public order offence. He was issued with five-year banning order with further conditions restricting his movement in relation to Liverpool matches, and £120 fine.

If he fails to comply with the conditions of the order, he could be sent to prison for six months or fined for each offence. Chief Inspector Iain Wyke said: “This type of behaviour has no place in football, and Windsor showed a clear disregard to his previous banning order issued in February. We will take action and identify those who commit hate crime in any form, and this includes abusive behaviour which could incite violence and cause distress to others.

“I hope this sends a clear message that this behaviour will not be tolerated and acts as a deterrent to others that we will be put you before the courts to be prosecuted.”

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