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'Fan' who invaded stage at World Darts Championship final is internet prankster with notorious Trollstation group

Mirror logo Mirror 3/01/2017 Mike Walters

Credits: PA Wire © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: PA Wire The 'fan' who invaded the stage at the World Darts Championship final and lifted the trophy is an internet prankster with the notorious group Trollstation, it has emerged.

Lee Marshall, aka Disco Boy, has been identified as the man who invaded the oche as Michael van Gerwen was in the process of winning his second world title.

He managed to lift the Sid Waddell trophy from its plinth before being tackled by security and escorted off stage.

Trollstation has since claimed responsibility for the incident.

The group of internet pranksters has been behind a number of high-profile stunts including a stage invasion on X Factor while rapper Honey G was performing.

Trollstation was also behind a series of pitch invasions targeting Tottenham Hotspur in 2014, and a fake 'heist' at the National Portrait Gallery which landed several members in jail.

Dutch darts champ Van Gerwen put the invasion behind him at Alexandra Palace in North London to see off reigning champion Gary Anderson 7-3 and complete a clean sweep of major titles.

Credits: Getty Images © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Images After the match, Van Gerwen said: "That was a bit sad – you always get people like that who try to be funny.

"He's not allowed to do that and he probably won't see another darts match in his life.

“I have fought so hard for this and now I have a full set of the major trophies, but this is the one that matters most of all.”

PDC chief executive Matt Porter was furious that the climax to darts' biggest showpiece was hijacked, raging: “It was an unfortunate incident that was dealt with swiftly.

“Regrettably, there is no legal recourse, but he will be banned for life from all future Matchroom events.”

The showdown at Ally Pally broke the world record for 180s with a staggering 42.

Van Gerwen's success ends Anderson's domination of the world championships with the Scot winning his previous 18 matches.

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