Queens Park Ranger hooligans caught in shocking CCTV footage attacking rival fans are jailed

Four men have been jailed Credit: Met Police

Four Queens Park Ranger fans caught on camera attacking rival fans have been jailed.

Harry Childs, Jack Hutchins, Dean Foreman and Bradley Pack were all given prison sentences and each given a six-year Football Banning Order.

The court heard how after a QPR vs Burnley FC Championship match the men went to a pub Hammersmith following a three-all-draw in the game.

The men gathered outside the Plough and Harrow pub where a number of Burnley supporters were drinking at about 5pm.

They then started shouting at the supporters through the window who shouted back.

Moments later, the gang started kicking the pub's window with Childs kicking it so hard it smashed.

Police say a "number of people" were then assaulted and punched outside the pub.

The terrified pub landlord locked the front doors and called the police.

The hooligans then walked off along Kings Street where they found more football supporters and yet more violence broke out.

Despite police speaking to some of the gang, none of them were arrested at the time.

It was not until police went through hours of CCTV that they worked out who was responsible for the violence.

"This kind of behaviour is entirely unacceptable to the police, the thousands of law-abiding and genuine football fans, the clubs and the general public. "Our hope is that, in light of these convictions and sentences, perpetrators will think very carefully about the consequences of their actions before carrying out football violence."

Ch Insp Simon Causer

“The vast majority of QPR fans are excellent ambassadors and passionate supporters. "However the club takes a zero tolerance position to violence in or around the stadium and will continue to fully cooperate with the police in these rare instances.”

QPR spokesman

"Football violence has reduced over the years but there are still a minority that insist on putting people at risk by fighting in busy streets near members of public. "People arrested for football violence do not only get a criminal record but can also receive an order preventing them from attending football matches in the future."

PC Paul Todd, Met Police Football Unit

Childs, Hutchins and Foreman were found guilty of the offences on Friday, 6 March with Pack previously entering a guilty plea.

The incident happened on Feburary 1 2014 and the men were sentences at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday following a two week trial.

Harry Childs, 18, of Mountnessing Road, Billericay, was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Jack Hutchins, 21 of Tom Lanes, Kings Langley, was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment.

Dean Foreman, 27, of Church Road, Northolt, was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment

Bradley Pack, 22, of Howards Drive, Hemel Hempstead, was sentenced to 30 weeks in prison.