One of Grimsby Town’s worst football hooligans banned again.
Lewis Ward 28, of Parris Place, Cleethorpes is one of Grimsby Town’s worst football hooligans. He has a long history of disorder at football matches that goes back over ten years. It is believed that for most of that time he has been under football banning orders.
At Grimsby Crown court he admitted disorder at the Grimsby v Port Vale game. A number of fans were arrested when Grimsby scored an equaliser. Vale supporters climbed onto the pitch to taunt home fans. Lewis Ward was caught on a YouTube video holding a metal pole above his head and was then believed to have been seen returning to the hoarding side.
Ward had four previous convictions which included being locked up for 15 months at Stafford Crown Court in 2010 and was given a six-year football ban. But in 2012 he breached the order by attending a Liverpool game. In 2017 he had a conviction for assaulting police and last year in July for being drunk while trying to enter a sports ground. He was fined £796 with £620 costs by Cambridge magistrates and was given a three-year football ban.
Lewis Ward was given a two-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered him to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work. He was given a football banning order for another five years. It means he will be barred from attending home and away games and from designated areas of town when there is a match on. The ban will also apply to international matches at home and abroad.