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We welcome the sentencing of a Liverpool man who has been jailed for breaching a football banning order.
Stuart Christopher O’Brien, 48 years, of Whitehaven Road in Anfield was jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty at South Sefton Magistrates yesterday, Wednesday 26 April.
O’Brien was given a five-year football banning order after being convicted for ticket touting in February 2021.
On 1 February 2020 prior to the Liverpool v Southampton match, he was arrested with two other suspects after being found in possession of football season tickets and around £1,300 cash.
As part of his football banning order, O’Brien was required to surrender his passport prior to the Qatar World Cup in November last year and failed to do so. He was then seen in Qatar selling tickets.
Assistant Chief Constable Paul White said: “We welcome this sentencing as O’Brien clearly displayed a flagrant disregard to court orders by traveling to Qatar and selling tickets.
“I hope this sends a clear message and act as a deterrent to others that we will be put you before the courts if you are seen breaching a football order.”
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