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Monday, 21 April 2014

Football fan fined for shouting abuse at Carlisle Utd supporters

A football supporter has been fined £80 for shouting abuse at rival fans in Carlisle.

Lee Marsden, of Stonefield, Preston, admitted using threatening behaviour while being escorted in a large group along Warwick Road to the Brunton Park ground on April 13.

Carlisle magistrates heard how Marsden was at the front of a group, acting in an aggressive manner.

Prosecutor Pam Ward told the court that they were under escort because of disorder in the city centre on the day of the clash between Carlisle and Preston North End.

“One of the policeman escorting them noticed him shouting and swearing,” she said. “He was shouting at a group of Carlisle United supporters. His face was contorted and he was pointing his finger at them.”

She said Marsden was the only one in the group who was acting that way. “There were young families and children present,” she said.

Marsden was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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