FOUR yobs have been locked up and slapped with football banning orders totalling 33 years for their part in violence before a Championship match.
Carl Davison, 20, his cousin Daryl Davison, 24, and father and son Gerard Thomas, 46, and Jack Thomas, 19, were involved in the trouble which saw a man attacked and beaten unconscious before the Football League Championship Sheffield United v Middlesbrough FC clash on Saturday, April 9, last year, say police.
The violent incident started when rival fans started throwing glasses in the beer garden outside the Roebuck Tavern, on Arundel Gate, in Sheffield, at around 2.30pm.
A member of the public confronted a number of Middlesbrough supporters about their actions, and police say he was attacked, knocked unconscious and suffered extensive injuries.
The four appeared at Doncaster Crown Court where Boro fan Carl Davison, of Burniston Drive, Billingham, pleaded guilty to affray and was sentenced to six months in a young offender’s institution and was banned from attending any domestic or international football matches for six years.
Daryl Davison, of Lomand Avenue, in Billingham, was jailed for two years and handed a nine-year football banning order after admitting violent disorder.
Supporters Thomas junior and senior, both of Hardy Grove, Billingham, were each banned from football games for nine years, and each jailed for two years, after both pleading guilty to violent disorder.
Read Thursday’s Mail for the full story.