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Talented footballer banned from playing by court after violent tackles and drink problems
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By Plymouth Herald


Saturday, May 11, 2013

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A TALENTED amateur footballer accused of attacking other players has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order banning him from playing the game.

Striker Glynn Hobbs, who once attracted interest from Manchester United, cannot take part in any organised match in Devon and Cornwall, a court has ruled.

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Hobbs is also banned from being in any pub or nightclub between 8pm and 8am in Plymouth.

He cannot be found in an intoxicated condition through the consumption of drugs or alcohol in any public place in Devon and Cornwall.

He is prohibited from the city centre, North Hill and the Barbican – the city's night-time hotspots.

Hobbs is also banned from gathering in a group of four or more people "in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress" anywhere in Devon and Cornwall.

City magistrates made the interim order after hearing allegations that 26-year-old Hobbs had attacked and injured other players on the pitch. Hobbs, who has this year played for Carlsberg South West Premier League teams Bodmin and Plymouth Parkway, is expected to contest an application next month to extend the order to two years.

Plymouth City Council, applying for the ASBO, said in documents submitted to court: "He is an amateur footballer, who, on several occasions during the course of matches, has committed serious and deliberate violent assaults on other players."

The application was made after a request from police in Plymouth.

Hobbs, of Tamar Street, Devonport, has captained Railway Inn to the Plymouth and West Devon Division One trophy this year.

The authority also claims Hobbs went out drinking and looked for trouble.

Papers before the magistrates say: "He has a propensity to use and direct sustained violence, usually but not always following the consumption of alcohol, in public places and with little or no provocation against members of the public."

Magistrates agreed to make the seven-clause order at a hearing which Hobbs did not attend. The court ruled he had been properly served with the case papers.

Police have since served him with a copy of the interim order.

It states: "The respondent must not take part in any organised football match including five, six and seven-a-side games in Devon and Cornwall, or to represent any football team playing in any league administered by the Football Association."

Magistrates agreed to issue a summons to Hobbs to attend on June 7, when the court will consider whether to make a full order.

Hobbs, while playing for Tavistock five years ago, was offered a trial with Manchester United's reserves. He has also attracted the interest of Plymouth Argyle.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Talented-footballer-banned-playing-court-violent/story-18955617-detail/story.html

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how can the police stop him playing when the football side is different to his everyday life, without his football surely this can only make tjhings worse, great player hope he can sort himself out

But the football side is not different from his everday life "He is an amateur footballer, who, on several occasions during the course of matches, has committed serious and deliberate violent assaults on other players."

This may make things worse for Hobbs but the police have done it to protect innocent people.

I agree that he needs to sort himself out, perhaps this is the wake up call that he needs and if football is that important to him he will turn his life around.

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Taken from the Evening Herald

A TALENTED amateur footballer accused of attacking other players has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order banning him from playing the game.

Striker Glynn Hobbs, who once attracted interest from Manchester United, cannot take part in any organised match in Devon and Cornwall, a court has heard

Hobbs is also banned from being in any pub or nightclub between 8pm and 8am in Plymouth.

He cannot be found in an intoxicated condition through the consumption of drugs or alcohol in any public place in Devon and Cornwall.

He is prohibited from the city centre, North Hill and the Barbican the city's night-time hotspots.

Hobbs is also banned from gathering in a group of four or more people "in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress" anywhere in Devon and Cornwall.

City magistrates made the interim order after hearing allegations that 26-year-old Hobbs had attacked and injured other players on the pitch. Hobbs, who has this year played for Carlsberg South West Premier League teams Bodmin and

Plymouth Parkway, is expected to contest an application next month to extend the order to two years.

Plymouth City Council, applying for the ASBO, said in documents submitted to court: "He is an amateur footballer, who, on several occasions during the course of matches, has committed serious and deliberate violent assaults on other players."

The application was made after a request from police in Plymouth.

Hobbs, of Tamar Street, Devonport, has captained Railway Inn to the Plymouth and West Devon Division One trophy this year.

The authority also claims Hobbs went out drinking and looked for trouble.

Papers before the magistrates say: "He has a propensity to use and direct sustained violence, usually but not always following the consumption of alcohol, in public places and with little or no provocation against members of the public."

Magistrates agreed to make the seven-clause order at a hearing which Hobbs did not attend. The court ruled he had been properly served with the case papers.

Police have since served him with a copy of the interim order.

It states: "The respondent must not take part in any organised football match including five, six and seven-a-side games in Devon and Cornwall, or to represent any football team playing in any league administered by the Football Association."

Magistrates agreed to issue a summons to Hobbs to attend on June 7, when the court will consider whether to make a full order.

Hobbs, while playing for Tavistock five years ago, was offered a trial with Manchester United's reserves. He has also attracted the interest of Plymouth Argyle.

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A big loss to the SWPPL. This guy is one class act. I can remember first seeing him playing for Callington, and we were at Truro, even then Gilby & myself knew there was something different about him. The difference between us & Parkway a couple of weeks ago at Bickland was Glynn Hobbs, would love to have him in our side, such a shame he has so many problems.

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can i just say this

how did this make front page?? of the local paper.

when you have people who are in court on a murder charge for killing a baby yes the same day as glynns story..

and can only be on pages well inside the paper.

to me it dont seem right.

wouid like to add never had a phoblem with mr hobbs on the field either

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A big loss to the SWPPL. This guy is one class act. I can remember first seeing him playing for Callington, and we were at Truro, even then Gilby & myself knew there was something different about him. The difference between us & Parkway a couple of weeks ago at Bickland was Glynn Hobbs, would love to have him in our side, such a shame he has so many problems.

I think they'd call that an illegal approach...subtle!!!!!
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can i just say this

how did this make front page?? of the local paper.

when you have people who are in court on a murder charge for killing a baby yes the same day as glynns story..

and can only be on pages well inside the paper.

to me it dont seem right.

wouid like to add never had a phoblem with mr hobbs on the field either

Is that you Martin Smith?

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