Hibs fan who tried to invade pitch and slapped police officer handed ban

Jamie Robertson jumped over the barrier at Hampden Park before slapping PC Ashley Robertson in April 2022.

Hibs fan who tried to invade pitch at Hampden Park and slapped police officer banned from football matches SNS Group

A Hibs fan who tried to invade the pitch and slapped a police officer at an Edinburgh derby has been fined £940.

Jamie Robertson, 28, jumped over the barrier at Hampden Park on April 16 2022. 

He went on to attack PC Ashley Robertson with an open hand before he was arrested.

Robertson later told police officers to “F*** off.”

The offence took place during the Scottish Cup semi-final which Hearts won 2-1.

Robertson pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting PC Robertson.

Robertson, of Dunfermline, Fife, also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner. 

The court heard that Robertson left his seat around 12.45pm. 

Prosecutor Lauren Aitchison said: “He stepped over the barriers and ran towards the football pitch while the game was still in play. 

“Police attempted to stop him but he managed to run past them.

“In the process of doing so, he assaulted PC Robertson by striking her to the face with his open palm. 

“As he attempted to jump on the pitch, officers were able to stop him and placed him under arrest.”

Robertson was escorted from the stadium when it was noted that he was heavily under the influence of drink or drugs as he slurred his speech.

He then told officers to “F*** off.”

Darran Khorasani, defending, told Thursday’s sentencing that his client’s behaviour was unacceptable.

The lawyer added: “He expresses his remorse in his background report.

“He was significantly under the influence of alcohol – he has curtailed his alcohol since and no longer attends football matches.”

It was revealed that Robertson has a previous conviction for a football related matter.

Sheriff Owen Milan ordered Robertson to do 64 hours of unpaid work and banned him from all British football matches for two years as well as the fine. 

The sheriff stated the football ban includes watching matches in pubs. 

He said: “I am satisfied because of the nature of the offence and as it’s related to football, it is appropriate to impose a football banning order to prevent violence and disorder at matches.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code