This incident has been disturbing to say the least and it is incumbent upon the Club to remind the very few who may still contemplate involving themselves in such stupid, immature and reckless conduct that we will continue to work with Lincolnshire Police, supporters and fellow clubs to prosecute anyone caught using, or in possession of, smoke bombs and flares.
The use of smoke bombs or any pyrotechnics at football games is potentially very dangerous and will not be tolerated and we reinforce our message that we adopt and enforce a clear policy to prevent and prohibit spectators from taking a flare, smoke emitter or fireworks into Sports Grounds.
A reminder goes out to all Imps' fans, be it at home or travelling away, that anyone seen in possession or seen to throw a flare or smoke bomb is liable to arrest and a subsequent banning order.
The Sporting Events Control of Alcohol Act 1985 (as amended by the Public Order Act 1986) makes it an offence for a person to have in their possession any firework / flare / smoke emitter / etc whilst attempting to enter or whilst in a football ground and provides police with the power to search people and to arrest persons committing offences under the Act.
Supporters are also reminded that Gelder Group Sincil Bank Stadium is a no smoking stadium and anyone found smoking will be ejected and liable to a stadium banning order.
City fans will be aware more than most of the reasons for non smoking stadiums after the tragic events at Bradford in 1985.