Wakefield issue bans after crowd trouble

Wakefield have issued indefinite banning orders to five people following crowd disturbances during their recent Super League win over Widnes.

The club consulted their matchday security team, reviews of eye witness accounts and Sky Sports footage to identify a number of those involved.

Banning orders have been handed down to Paul Lowes, Andy Evans, Paul Wood, Ian Turner and Mark Judd, all of whom will not be allowed entry to any Wildcats fixture at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, nor allowed to purchase tickets for away matches.  Their pictures will also be sent to all other Super League clubs and the Rugby Football League.

Wildcats General Manager, Davide Longo, said: “We’ve carried out a very thorough investigation that is still ongoing, but from the information we have been able to gather thus far from supporters, video footage and in discussion with our security team, we have successfully identified these individuals and concluded that they were involved in the disturbances.

“Banning people from the Stadium is not something we ever want to do, but it is imperative that supporters of all ages can come to watch games in a safe and enjoyable environment. We won’t allow people to tarnish the reputation of our club and the sport as a whole.”

The club has also revealed that home and away fans will be segregated at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium for Friday’s re-arranged Super League match against Leeds.

Rhinos supporters have been allocated the Western Terrace and, if required, the north west corner of the ground.

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