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HIBEE FAN IN ALL-UK BAN IS A JAMBO; Turncoat yob unmasked.

Byline: By Ben Spencer

A "HIBS casual" banned from every football ground in Britain is actually a HEARTS fan.

Yob Paul Angus, 20, was hit with a football banning order after he was caught fighting alongside Hibs hooligans.

But a source close to him revealed yesterday: "He is a Jambo and always has been."

Angus is now barred from going to any UK match for three years and has to hand in his passport whenever Hibs are playing abroad.

But there's nothing in the banning order to stop him going overseas with the team he actually claims to support.

Experts say it's not uncommon for hooligans to run with gangs who attach themselves to rival clubs.

And Hibs casuals have a higher reputation among football thugs than the yobs who call themselves Hearts fans.

Angus got his banning order after taking part in a mass brawl at a station after Hibs played Falkirk in 2006.

The Record's source said: "Paul's mates went to the Hibs game so he decided to sit in the pub and catch up with them afterwards.

"When he met them later he got caught up in a fight at Falkirk station, which led to his banning order."

Angus, a lab assistant at Edinburgh University, was fined pounds 225 for his part in the fighting.

Another yob, Kevin Watt, 19, got the same punishment for taking part in the brawl. Watt was later slapped with a threeyear football banning order after he was charged with chanting racist abuse during a CIS Cup semi-final at Tynecastle.

Detectives knew Angus was a Hearts fan when they applied for his banning order, which was granted two weeks ago.

But they confirmed that his overseas travel ban only applies to Hibs games.

A spokesman for the Lothian and Borders force said: "There is no requirement for him to surrender his passport should he choose to travel abroad with another club."

The cops could apply for another banning order if they were tipped off that Angus was planning to go abroad to cause trouble at a game involving Hearts or any other side.

Hibs were unavailable for comment on the news that Angus, of the city's Gilmerton, follows Hearts.

When his banning order was granted, the Easter Road club said: "The individual concerned is one of a small minority who continue to tarnish the good record of Hibernian supporters."

Police are gathering evidence for banning orders on other Hibs and Hearts yobs.

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