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First defendant jailed over Bristol City v Swansea City football disorder

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Ryan Greenslade

A man was jailed yesterday, Thursday 21 March, after disorder following the Bristol City v Swansea City match.

Ryan Greenslade, 26, of Brislington appeared before Bristol Magistrates. He admitted causing fear or provocation of violence under section 4 of the Public Order Act 1986.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and fined a  victim surcharge of £115. The court also imposed a football banning order. This means he’s banned from all Football Association matches, home and abroad, for six years from his release.

Greenslade was arrested in the early stages of our ongoing investigation to trace, arrest and put before the courts those responsible for the football-related anti-social behaviour and violence on Saturday 2 February.

A second man is due to be sentenced for the same offence at a future date. A third will appear in court next week.

DI David Lewis said: “This positive result demonstrates our commitment to dealing robustly with those involved in football-related disorder. We’re continuing to work through CCTV footage to identify suspects, in collaboration with Bristol City FC, Ashton Gate Stadium and Swansea City FC, as well as British Transport Police and South Wales Police colleagues.”