Police to hold security talks with Principality Stadium bosses after Wales v South Africa intruder incident

Police warn Wales fans ahead of Fiji game as pitch intruder agrees community resolution with officers

South Wales Police have issued a warning to fans ahead of their autumn clash with Fiji.

Last weekend’s defeat to South Africa was marred by a pitch invader getting onto the field just as Wales’ Liam Williams was making his way towards the try-line.

The 28-year-old man was escorted from the field of play, and was later questioned by officers and hit with a lifetime ban from the Principality Stadium.

And ahead of Wales’ clash with Fiji, South Wales Police has issued a warning to anyone thinking of repeating his actions.

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As well as the lifetime ban from buying any tickets from the Welsh Rugby Union for rugby events held at the Principality Stadium in future, the man 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.”

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