A FOOTBALL fan from Warrington has been fined over a pitch invasion.

The incident occurred during a Premier League game in Birmingham earlier this year.

Anthony Hartless, of St Marys Road in Penketh, appeared before Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

This came after he was charged with going onto the playing area at a football match, with the prosecution brought by West Midlands Police.

Court documents show the offence was committed on May 13 this year, contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991, and without lawful authority or excuse.

On that day, Aston Villa took on Liverpool in the Premier League, ending in a 3-3 draw after two late goals by the home team.

The 61-year-old, who appeared in court without legal representation, entered a guilty plea to the charge.

He was subsequently sentenced by magistrates to a fine of £80 and ordered to pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85 and a statutory victim surcharge of £32.