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Hooligan Albion fans sentenced.

SEVEN West Bromwich Albion hooligans who took part in a pre-arranged fight with rival Wolves fans have received sentences ranging from 18 months behind bars to community punishment.

Wolverhampton Crown Court was told that the two groups clashed outside the Frying Pan pub, in Darlaston.

John Lloyd, 45, of Rough Hay Road, Darlaston admitted violent disorder and was sent to prison for 18 months and barred from matches for six years; James Wiles, 20, of Hall Street, Darlaston, admitted violent disorder and was jailed for a year and barred from matches for six years; Karl Rosewarne, 38, of Georgian Gardens, Wednesbury, admitted violent disorder and was sent to prison for nine months with a six-year ban.

John Ritchie, 26, of Carisbrooke Road, Wednesbury, Robert Bernard, 42, of Phoenix Rise, Wednesbury, Jason Lloyd, 21, of Fosse Road North, Leicester, and 24-year-old John Poole of Simmons Drive, Quinton, all admitted affray. Ritchie was given a four-month curfew, banned from matches for four years and ordered to pay pounds 200 costs.

Bernard was ordered to carry out 80 hours' community punishment, barred from games for four years and ordered to pay pounds 475 costs.

Jason Lloyd was given 80 hours' community service, a three-month curfew and barred from matches for four years. Poole was given 40 hours' community punishment, ordered to pay pounds 200 costs and barred from games for four years.
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Date:May 22, 2007
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