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West Ham fan avoids banning order

Darlington-Railway-StationA drunk West Ham fan who threatened to punch a cleaner at Darlington train station has avoided being banned from future football matches. Jonathan Owen Lamb from Kings Lynn in Norfolk, pleaded guilty to two public order offences when he appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The West Ham fan was travelling home after a match in Newcastle when he became aggressive while waiting at Darlington train station on January 17th. Lamb started shouting and swearing after being refused service to buy four cans of Stella Artois.

The court heard he had already bought four cans 15 minutes earlier and when he was refused service threatened “to nut” another man.He then went into the women’s toilets and when asked to leave by a female cleaner, threatened to punch her.

Chris Atkinson, prosecuting, asked for Lamb to be banned from football matches. Magistrates decided against the order, instead giving him a 12 month community order. He was also told to pay the cleaner £100 in compensation and £145 in costs.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “West Ham fan avoids banning order

  1. Clearly this lad has a lot of potential. Superbly creative play and deft footwork taking him to the ladies loo. Left the defence completely flat footed. Came up a bit short with only threatening the cleaner. Needs more follow through. Maybe with some special disponsation,
    he could be allowed a baseball bat? Awaiting decision of fourth official. Must be given full credit for going for the cleaner. Foiled all expectations. Makes Bolashie look pedestrian! Sign
    him up NOW! Exciting times ahead…..COY ‘ead-cases…..

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