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Derby day thugs jailed

More Newcastle United fans were arrested last season than supporters of any other club.

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Derby day thugs jailed

Seven men have been put behind bars for their part in violent disorder at the Tyne-Wear Derby in April.

Newcastle Crown Court was told how the men were part of an angry mob which ran riot in Newcastle after the match.

103 people were arrested and 49 were charged in connection with the disorder, which happened after Newcastle were beaten 3-0 by Sunderland at St James' Park..

Today at Newcastle crown court seven of those 49 were sentenced to 8 years between them for violent disorder.

Gary Boyd, Jason Daw, Reece Gillon, Byron Ford, Daniel Wood, Liam Gray and Nathan Murphy also received football banning orders.

Later on this month there will be more sentencings connected with the events of that day in April.

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