KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have banned five fans from matches after flares were brought into Aggborough Stadium. 

Previously, three men were fined after a flare was thrown onto the pitch during the FA cup clash between the Harriers and West Ham.

Harriers have said that although fans got behind the team “in the right way” during their previous cup clashes, the actions of a few "undermined the club’s good reputation.”

The club has been working with an FA investigation into the matter.

The club has informed the five individuals that their presence is “no longer welcome” until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Part of the letter sent to these individuals said: “Not only were your actions in breach of ground regulations, they were extremely dangerous to yourself and also to fellow supporters [and] staff. Further to this they have risked bringing the club’s good name into disrepute and have instigated a formal investigation by the FA.

“Both the club and West Mercia Police take a hard stand against the bringing in and/or lighting of pyrotechnics within the ground very seriously. Therefore, you are subsequently banned from attending any games at the Aggborough Stadium with immediate effect until the end of the 2023/24 season.

“Should you enter or attempt to enter the stadium footprint… during this time then you will be required to leave immediately, and the ban extended to a lifetime ban.”

The club has also confirmed they have ramped up security at the club, upgraded to CCTV and have Increased crowd searching to help prevent banned articles from being brought into the ground.

The club added: “We remind all those attending games at Aggborough that Kidderminster Harriers is a family club.

“Those not able to support the club and the team in the right way are not welcome. Those that do – please keep up the incredible backing.

"This is having an incredible impact.”