Port Vale fan issued with five-year football banning order

By Sarah Garner

15th May 2024 | Local News

Ted Piolunowicz ran onto the pitch during a Port Vale home game in January (Wiki Commons).
Ted Piolunowicz ran onto the pitch during a Port Vale home game in January (Wiki Commons).

A man has been banned from attending all regulated football matches for the next five years after going onto the pitch at a Port Vale Football Club home fixture.

Ted Piolunowicz, 63, from Stoke-on-Trent, ran onto the pitch during the team's clash with Portsmouth on 27 January this year. 

He is now banned from attending Port Vale and international fixtures for the next five years after pleading guilty to going onto the playing area at a football match at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Thursday (9 May).

Mr Piolunowicz appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre last week (Nub News).

As part of his sentencing, he has also been ordered to pay a fine of £253. 

PC Tim Moss, the dedicated football officer for Port Vale Football Club, said:  "This outcome is the result of positive work being done by Port Vale Football Club, Staffordshire Police and the courts to combat unacceptable behaviour. 

"We will continue to take positive action and work alongside football clubs in Staffordshire to proactively police football matches in the area."

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