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Disorderly Mansfield Town fans escape banning order for behaviour near York City’s ground
9:24am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
Two Mansfield Town football fans have escaped banning orders for their criminal behaviour near York City’s ground in September because the CPS failed to get its paperwork right.
A third man from Nottinghamshire had a public order allegation against him dropped completely for the same reason.
But all three could yet find themselves back before the courts and facing a football banning order.
They were in York for the league match between York City and Mansfield Town on September 14, which Mansfield won 2-1.
At York Magistrates Court, jobless Stefan Krokoszynski, 45, of South Avenue, Rainworth, near Mansfield, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour at Bootham Crescent and was fined £70, plus £85 prosecution costs and a £20 statutory surcharge. Prosecutor Gill Sandall told the court Krokoszynski claimed to be a member of the English Defence League and a gangster and was abusive to police when he was drunk near the ground.
He told the court he could not remember what he had done, but said he had not been shouting.
Police warned him when he was arrested that they would be seeking a banning order, but he had not received the right documents before the case was heard, and Mrs Sandall said she could not therefore apply for one.
She gave a similar reason for not seeking a banning order against joiner Craig Shaw, 37, of Woodland Grove, Mansfield Woodhouse, near Mansfield, who admitted disorderly behaviour in Grosvenor Terrace and who was fined £140 with £85 prosecution costs and a £20 statutory surcharge. Dean Shaw, 37, of Chatsworth Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, near Mansfield, had a case of disorderly behaviour in Grosvenor Terrace dropped because the right paperwork had not been served on him. The court warned him the law allowed the CPS to resurrect the case against him until March 13. The other two were warned the police could seek banning orders in a civil court.