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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 November, 2003, 17:59 GMT
Football streaker given ban
A streaker who bared all at a Wimbledon football match has been banned from attending any league games for three years.

Craig Bowler, 25, of Cary Way, Olney, Milton Keynes, was arrested and charged on 30 September after he streaked across the pitch at the National Hockey Stadium as Wimbledon played Sheffield United.

He was charged under the Football Offences Act which prevents people running on to a football pitch.

On Monday Bowler was banned by Milton Keynes magistrates from domestic league matches and international games.

Chief Inspector Graham Wharton, from Milton Keynes police said on Tuesday the ban would help his officers keep Wimbledon's matches a family environment.

He added: "Anyone who comes to Wimbledon home matches with the intention to commit crime should stay away."

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