Islington News Two brothers have been banned from attending football fixtures for eight years

04 April 2012

Metropolitan Police Service

"Police will not tolerate disruptive behaviour"

Two brothers have been banned from attending any match fixtures for a total of eight years.

Colin John Hogan, aged 33, of Thirlmere Gardens, HA6, and James Michael Hogan aged 34, of Thirlmere Gardens, HA6, were both convicted on 19 March 2012, at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.

Colin Hogan was found guilty of Section 5 Public Order Act (abusive behaviour) and fined £200. He was found Not Guilty of Section 4 Public Order Act. He was ordered to make a contribution of £250 towards CPS costs and to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

He received a three year Football Banning Order.

James Hogan was found guilty of Section 5 Public Order Act (abusive behaviour) and fined £200. He was also found guilty of Section 4 Public Order Act (for causing fear or provocation of violence and fined £200. He was ordered to make a contribution of £250 towards CPS costs and to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

He was given a five year Football Banning Order.

On 29 November 2011, during an Arsenal vs. Man City match at the Emirates Stadium, the two brothers were abusive and aggressive towards stewards and acting in a disruptive and obstructive manner. The stewards managed to eject them from the grounds. When police arrived  the two men continued to behave aggressively and attempted to resist arrest.

Football Investigations Officer PC Lucy McAuley - Burnett said:”These two men are an example of people who spoil the game for the vast number of law abiding football fans. The football ban should send a clear message that police will not tolerate disruptive behaviour, before, during or after any matches.”