Smoke Bombs & Flares Banned At Sincil Bank
Lincoln City FC has reiterated that Smoke Bombs & Flares are banned from the stadium with those responsible liable to arrest under the The Sporting Events Control of Alcohol Act 1985 (as amended by the Public Order Act 1986). This makes it an offence for a person to have in their possession any firework / flare / smoke emitter / etc whilst attempting to enter or whilst in a football ground and provides police with the power to search people and to arrest persons committing offences under the Act.
Here is the clubs message, posted on the official site earlier today.
Following our fixture at Barnet on Saturday 14 September 2013, a 15-year-old supporter has been arrested and charged for being in possession and throwing a smoke bomb within the away stand.
Lincoln City Football Club advises that it adopts and enforces a clear policy to prevent and prohibit spectators from taking a flare, smoke emitter or fireworks into Sports Grounds.
A reminder to all Imps’ fans, be it at home or travelling away, anyone seen in possession or seen to throw a flare or smoke bomb is liable to arrest and a subsequent banning order. Football clubs and police forces around the country are taking a zero tolerance approach on all related matters.