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Lifetime ban for Freo fan over crowd incident

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Fremantle fans celebrate after a goal is scored during the 2015 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia on September 25, 2015. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media)
Fremantle fans during the preliminary final against Hawthorn

THE 24-YEAR-OLD Fremantle supporter who allegedly hit a woman during Friday night's preliminary final has been handed a life ban at Domain Stadium.

Video of the incident appeared on social media in the hours following Hawthorn's win, showing the man strike the woman in the throat before being mobbed by shocked onlookers.

He was arrested and charged with common assault, obstructing a police officer and disorderly behaviour in a public place.

Although he was not a Fremantle member, Perth Stadium Management (PSM) has banned the man from any future event at Domain Stadium.

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In a statement released on Saturday afternoon PSM general manager Gavin Taylor said the victim and her family had been invited back on Saturday night as guests of the AFL.

"Perth Stadium Management are committed to providing a great fan experience to all people at attend Domain Stadium," Taylor said.

"All of our staff working at our licensed areas have responsible service of alcohol certification.

"There is security on all bars to ensure no intoxicated patrons are served alcohol. We also have a mobile liquor liaison team in place to deal with any intoxicated patrons.

"Fans are encouraged to use the stadium SMS your SOS text messaging service if they require assistance whilst at the Stadium."

The stadium also confirmed total of 11 incidents occurred on the night that required security to evict fans, with three of those requiring Police assistance.