Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985

2 Offences in connection with alcohol, containers etc. at sports grounds.E+W

(1)A person who has intoxicating liquor or an article to which this section applies in his possession—

(a)at any time during the period of a designated sporting event when he is in any area of a designated sports ground from which the event may be directly viewed, or

(b)while entering or trying to enter a designated sports ground at any time during the period of a designated sporting event at that ground,

is guilty of an offence.

[F1(1A)Subsection (1)(a) above has effect subject to section 5A(1) of this Act.]

(2)A person who is drunk in a designated sports ground at any time during the period of a designated sporting event at that ground or is drunk while entering or trying to enter such a ground at any time during the period of a designated sporting event at that ground is guilty of an offence.

(3)This section applies to any article capable of causing injury to a person struck by it, being—

(a)a bottle, can or other portable container (including such an article when crushed or broken) which—

(i)is for holding any drink, and

(ii)is of a kind which, when empty, is normally discarded or returned to, or left to be recovered by, the supplier, or

(b)part of an article falling within paragraph (a) above;

but does not apply to anything that is for holding any medicinal product (within the meaning of the M1Medicines Act 1968).

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