MORE than a dozen Barnsley Football Club fans were subject to banning orders at the end of last season, new figures have revealed.

Orders are given to those who commit certain offences within a stadium, travelling to or from a game, or for crimes deemed to be football-related.

There were 13 banning orders in force for Reds fans at the end of last season - three of these were issued during Barnsley’s relegation campaign last year.

Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: “Disorder is a problem that has not gone away, and throughout the whole of last season we saw an increase in crime at football matches.”