A HUDDERSFIELD Town football fan who threw a pint glass which hit a police officer has been given a three-year football banning order.   

Ross Ellis, 31, from Chalwood, Deighton, Huddersfield, was made subject of the order at a hearing at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on January 11, 2024. 

The incident took place in Leeds city centre during the morning of October 28 last year ahead of a fixture between Leeds United and Huddersfield Town at Elland Road.  

CCTV pictured Ellis, who had been drinking inside a pub, running to the doorway and throwing a pint glass outside.  

The glass struck a police officer in the face, causing minor injuries.     

Ellis was later identified, arrested and charged with assaulting an emergency worker.  

At his court hearing he was ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work, pay £100 compensation to his victim,  and also pay court costs and a surcharge.  

Speaking after the sentencing, Chief Superintendent Russell Hughes, who led the policing operation at the match, said: “Ellis’s reckless and highly dangerous behaviour was completely unacceptable and could have caused a serious injury to our officer or any other person the glass may have struck.  

“West Yorkshire Police will always treat incidents like this very seriously.  

“We work closely with Leeds United and visiting clubs to fully investigate any offences committed and we will also take robust action against those responsible, including seeking football banning orders against them.  

“People who engage in such behaviour have no place football grounds in West Yorkshire or anywhere else in the country.”