Man charged following dangerous incident at Wrexham pitch

A 29-year-old man has been charged after a lit pyrotechnic device was thrown onto the pitch at a recent Wrexham AFC away fixture.

The incident occurred during a League Two match between MK Dons and Wrexham on Tuesday, 20 February.

Adam Edwards of New Hall Road, Wrexham was arrested during the match following a CCTV review of the incident.

He was subsequently charged with two offences under the Sporting Events Act 1985 and will appear in court later this month.

North Wales Police’s Dedicated Football Officer, Dave Evans said: “There does seem to be a misconception among some fans that using these items is not very dangerous and that’s simply not true.

“Pyrotechnics are inherently dangerous and present a risk of serious injury to those who discharge them and those around them, including in this instance the players who were on the pitch.

“At any level of football, the use of such devices is illegal, irresponsible, and dangerous.

“Those who commit such offences will have Football Banning Orders sought against them which could restrict access to all football matches.”

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