Banned football fan admits being in Norwich on match day

Marco Stiepermann of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road

Marco Stiepermann of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich, 05/12/2020. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

A football fan who was banned from travelling to see his team has admitted being in Norwich on the same day as the Canaries played Sheffield Wednesday.

Curtis Smith, 29, was found to be in Norwich on December 5 last year when Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 2-1 by Norwich in a Championship clash.

He had been made the subject of a football banning order in January 2019, meaning that he could not enter any town or city where Sheffield Wednesday or the England national team were playing, either three hours before or three hours after kick-off.

Smith, from Nottinghamshire, admitted breaching the banning order when he appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on January 5 this year.

He was fined £230, ordered to pay £105 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Josh Martin and Max Aarons netted for the Canaries in the win.

Ricardo Teixeira, 56, of Long Row, Norwich, was refused entry to Norwich Magistrates Court on Novemb

Ricardo Teixeira, 56, of Long Row, Norwich, was refused entry to Norwich Magistrates Court on November 18 2020 because he was drunk PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood - Credit: Archant


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