Football yob banned for three years after attack on MK Dons steward

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A man was given a three year football banning order after being convicted of assault at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 3.

Aiden Dobson, aged 26, of Ash Grove in Coventry, pleaded guilty to assault by beating at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court on March 5.

He was sentenced to a two year community order, fined £310 and given a three year football banning order.

The charge relates to an incident at Stadium:mk Milton Keynes Dons Football Club on November 30 last year.

At about 3.45pm the victim, a 32-year-old safety steward, was knocked to the ground as he was dealing with Coventry City supporters inside the stadium.

Dobson kicked the steward in an unprovoked attack as he was lying on the ground.

The victim sustained a sore back, head and chest.

Dobson was charged on December 1.

PC Jimmy O’Brien, Stadium:mk Liaison Officer, said: “This conviction and the fact Dobson was given a football banning order shows that any assaults on stewards or staff at football matches in Milton Keynes will not be tolerated. Thames Valley Police will act to bring any offenders to justice.

“I am pleased the court saw fit to impose the banning order which now prevents Dobson from attending any designated football match in England for the next three years, it also makes a requirement of him to surrender his passport when the England national team are playing fixtures abroad to prevent him travelling to those countries.”