Ex-CUFC footballer jailed

Former Carlisle United footballer Gary Madine has been jailed after being found guilty of punching two men in separate nightclub attacks.

Jail for attack striker Gary Madine

A Championship footballer has been jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of punching two men in separate nightclub attacks.

Gary Madine arrives at court for sentencing Credit: PA

Former Carlisle United striker Gary Madine, who has a previous conviction for knocking a man out in one of the city's pubs, punched Wednesday fan Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar in Sheffield city centre in February last year, breaking his nose.

Four weeks later, he punched bricklayer and Sheffield United fan Reece Hall in the city's Viper Room club, shattering his cheekbone.

He was jailed at Leeds Crown Court after being found guilty by a jury following a week-long trial last month.

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