Two Barrow teenagers responsible for attacking York City supporters last year have been given five-year football banning orders.

The offending pair, aged 15 and 16 and who cannot be named due to their age, pleaded guilty to hurling rocks at two minibuses carrying travelling fans, when appearing in court on Friday.

The incidents occurred following the National League fixture in September, when the vehicles transporting men, women and children, were attacked while progressing along the A590. Two males subsequently required hospital treatment with head injuries.

“Disturbing time for York City FC fans on attacked coaches in Barrow. Won’t forget the sight of the injuries, shock and trauma caused,” York Police commented. “Glad to say following the attack, Kev Atkinson and York City FC SLO Phil Howden have made a decent recovery from an horrendous ordeal.

“Great police work by colleagues at Barrow police quickly brought those responsible for the coach attack to justice.”

The victims and owners of the two damaged vehicles were also awarded compensation following a court order.


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