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Football streaker escapes a ban
Danni Adey is caught by a security guard
Danni Adey is caught by a security guard after she ran on to the pitch.
A barmaid who streaked in front of 19,000 fans at her first ever football match has won the right to continue going to games.

Danni Adey, 26, ran onto the pitch wearing only a pair of knickers during Swansea City's win over Yeovil Town.

Adey admitted encroaching on the pitch and was fined 200 but city magistrates decided a ban on attending future games would be "disproportionate".

Her solicitor said her actions came in "a moment of madness".

Adey, from Swansea, ran on to the pitch five minutes before the final whistle in Swansea City's 2-0 win over Yeovil last Friday.

She was eventually tackled by a security guard.

Swansea magistrates court heard that she had enjoyed going to the match and wanted to become a regular fan.

Danni Adey
The match will be remembered for two things - a spectacular goal by Swansea's Lee Trundle and a naked lady
Danni Adey's solicitor

The court decided not to issue an order banning her from attending all football matches for three years.

'More tipsy'

Chairman of the bench Howard Morgan said: "There was no violence, no aggression and we find imposing a banning order would be disproportionate on this occasion."

Her solicitor Mark Davies said: "She had taken a drink but was not drunk - more tipsy," he said.

"Five minutes before the end of the match, she became involved in a conversation with her friends.

"It ended with her, in a moment of madness, taking her clothes off and running onto the pitch.

"I think the match will be remembered for two things - a spectacular goal by Swansea's Lee Trundle and a naked lady.

"The reaction of the crowd was that they cheered.

"There was no realistic chance of disorder by what this lady did."

Adey admitted encroaching on to the pitch, which breached the 1991 Football (Offences) Act. She was fined 200 and ordered to pay 50 in costs.


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