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Newcastle United player Rolando Aarons avoids jail after bar brawl

Rolando Aarons Photo: PA

Newcastle United footballer Rolando Aarons and his mother have escaped jail after admitting their part in a "wild west" style brawl in a Newcastle bar on October 9, 2016.

Bottles were thrown, a belt was used as a weapon and punches were thrown Aarons and members of his family and friends clashed with at least five men in the Livello bar on the city's Quayside.

Livello Bar, Newcastle Quayside Credit: PA

Newcastle Crown Court heard that the footballer had asked the other men to stop filming his auntie dancing with one of their group just before the 90-second melee broke out, which caused £7,000 of damage and led to one injured man claiming £21,000 compensation.

Aarons, 22, and members of his group admitted an affray charge last month.

Aarons has been handed a 10-month jail term, suspended for a year and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Joan Jacob, Aarons' mother was handed a 28-week jail sentence, suspended for a year, plus a two-month curfew order.