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Charlie Aid.

CARDIFF City today moved to help midfielder Anthony Oatway.

The 21-year-old Cockney was this week sent to prison for four months after pleading guilty to fighting in a chip shop last July - before he joined the Bluebirds.

Oatway, formerly with non-league Yeading, was sent down for actual bodily harm and common assualt at Havering Magistrates Court, on Monday.

The sentence stunned the player, his family and the club, who were all expecting a probation service recommendation of a community service order to be his punishment.

The club quickly backed the player and said he would be returning to their ranks following his sentence.

City owner Rick Wright has already been in touch with the players' union, the PFA, and Oatway's solicitors to see what further help the club can give.

He said: "I am taking steps to find out, if anything, can be done to look after Charlie's interests while he in in Pentonville Prison."

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 10, 2015
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