Ahead of Wales’ next international match on Sunday, South Wales Police has issued a warning to anyone thinking of repeating the actions of a pitch invader at Principality Stadium.
A 28-year-old man has been questioned by officers after he entered the field of play during the Wales v South Africa match on Saturday evening.
The man has already been issued with a lifetime ban from buying any tickets from the Welsh Rugby Union for rugby events held at Principality Stadium in future. He has now agreed to a community resolution after attending Cardiff Bay Police Station on Friday morning, which he must comply with or face the risk of prosecution.
A community resolution is used when an offender accepts responsibility for their actions and is a method of dealing with lower-level crime in a way which is proportionate.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Travis said:
“We worked with the stadium to identify the individual and swift action has already been taken to ban him from buying tickets for any future rugby matches at the venue. The man has been questioned by police and dealt with proportionately. “Cardiff has built up a reputation for being one of the best venues in the world for hosting major events and we are proud to play our part in keeping visitors to the city safe. What we saw last Saturday at a major international rugby match was not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”