Derby County fan receives banning order after assaulting Police Officer

Published on: Monday, 22nd July 2019

A Derby County fan from Ilkeston has been handed a football banning order after assaulting a police officer.

Archie Chadwick assaulted a police officer at the Derby County v Leeds United match on 11 May.  On arrest he was also found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine.

Chadwick, of Hornbeam Close, Ilkeston, pleaded guilty to both charges at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on 9 July.

The 22-year-old was handed a three year football banning order, a one year community order, ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay £270.

PC Roger Brown, from Derbyshire Constabulary’s football policing unit, said: “The assault of a police officer whilst trying to ensure the safety of fans is completely unacceptable and professionally and personally saddens me.

“While we have a small number of officers who are dedicated to the policing of football matches all other officers are the same men and women who keep Derbyshire safe every other day of the week.  Injuries sustained as a result of people like Chadwick has an impact on the day-to-day policing of our county.

“Football banning orders are requested as a matter of last resort and only when appropriate.

“I hope the banning order and other punishments handed to Chadwick show how seriously these offences are taken and should act as an example to anyone who attends, either home or away, with the intention of causing trouble that their behaviour will not be tolerated.

“Derby County is a brilliantly supported club with fans who are, ordinarily, very well behaved and this individual is not typical of the great supporters we engage with every week.”

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