Pitch Invasions (5079_14)

Request

The number of times you have recorded a pitch invasion at football grounds in your police force area during the 2013/14 football season.

Please only take into account professional matches in which one or both of the teams was in the Football League Two or above.

For all pitch invasions, please detail:

a) The date and match at which the incident occurred

b) An estimate of the number of fans who set foot on the pitch

c) The total number of any charges brought against fans

d) For question 1c, please detail the nature of the charges brought

Response

Please find attached (5079_attachment_01.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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