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Seven men sentenced for violent pub brawl before FA Cup tie

Seven men sentenced for their part in a violent brawl before FA Cup game Credit: Hampshire Police

Seven men have been sentenced for their part in a violent brawl before the Portsmouth against Aldershot FA Cup tie last November.

Two police officers were injured inside the John Jacques pub on Fratton Road in Portsmouth on the morning of the match.

At Portsmouth Crown Court, the group of four Aldershot and three Portsmouth supporters received a total of 24 years in Football Banning Orders (FBO). Five of them were also sent to prison, received a suspended sentence, one awaits a further sentencing hearing.

The seven men convicted in relation to the disorder are:

Alfie Lynch, 21, of Brookfield Road, Aldershot. He was convicted of affray and received eight months imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

Michael Singh, 50, of Church Hill, Aldershot. He was convicted of affray. Further hearing to be held for sentencing and decision on FBO yet to be made;

William Stocking, 27, of Quarry Road, Godalming. He was convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour and received a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months;

Ronnel Chambers, 23, from Aldershot. He was convicted of affray and received eight months imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

John Willett, 30, of Keswick Avenue, Copnor, Portsmouth. He was convicted of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, and received 18 weeks imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

Lewis Gibbs, 23, of Jervis Road, Portsmouth. He was convicted of affray, and received 12 months imprisonment plus a six year FBO;

Adam Squibb, 23, of Well Street, Ryde. He was convicted of affray and received 30 weeks imprisonment.

M & S to close in Aldershot

Marks and Spencer to close after 80 years Credit: ITV Meridian

After eighty years in business, it's been confirmed the Marks and Spencer store in Aldershot will close at the end of September.

More than eleven thousand people signed a petition to save the store.

In a statement the company says employees will be offered roles at nearby stores.

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