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Football hooligans banned after violence at Bristol Rovers and City derby

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 17, 2014

Football hooligans banned after violence at Bristol Rovers and City derby

Mounted police try to control the pitch invasion during the Bristol derby at Ashton Gate in September last year

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Five men have been handed football banning orders after disturbances on September 4 last year when Bristol City and Bristol Rovers played.

Shaun Coles, 21, of Filton, admitted violent disorder and was jailed for 20 months, as well as six months (from a suspended prison sentence from July 2013) which will run consecutively. He was given a six-year FBO. Richard Sperring, 27, of Kingswood, admitted violent disorder and was jailed for 20 months, suspended for two years, as well as being ordered to do 300 hours unpaid work. He was given a four-year FBO. Ryan Greenslade, 41, of Bristol, also admitted violent disorder and was jailed for 18 months, suspended for two years. He also admitted assaulting a police officer and was sentenced for a further three months, suspended for two years, which will run concurrently with the previous term. He was issued with a three-year FBO.

Todd Brunt, 24 of Little Stoke, was jailed for 18 months (suspended for two years) and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work after admitting violent disorder.

Lewis Booy, 21 of Little Stoke, also admitted violent disorder and was jailed for 18 months (suspended for two years) and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work. He was issued with a three-year FBO.

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