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Gillingham FC fan banned from games

Gary Rimmer
Gary Rimmer

by Lynn Cox

Police have released a picture of football thug Gary Rimmer who has been banned from all Gillingham games for the next three years.

The Blues supporter, of Pheasant Road, Chatham, appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday after being arrested at the ground on October 4, last year.

As exclusively reported by the Medway Messenger, Rimmer lashed out at two stewards at Priestfield Stadium when he turned up to a match after an all-day drinking session.

The 34-year-old, who hid his face as he left court, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of being drunk while entering a sports ground.

Rimmer has been given a three-year Football Banning Order which prevents him from going within 400 metres of Priestfield Stadium when there is a home match.

As part of the ban, Rimmer must surrender his passport, if required by police, during international matches when England are playing and must report to the police station with five days of the order being put on him.

He was given the football order for going into Priestfield Stadium while drunk and was also fined £50.

For the two assaults on the stewards, he was placed on an 18-month community order, and ordered to pay £40 compensation to one steward and £20 to another. The court also ordered he pay £85 court costs.

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