Football hooligans jailed after train station brawl

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Three members of a Sheffield football hooligan group have been jailed and banned from attending football matches for their part in violence at Sheffield railway station.

Blades Business Crew members Aaron Marshall, aged 23, Jordan Marshall, 20 and Tyrone Wilson, 19, were involved in a fight after a match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at the end of last season.

Sheffield Crown Court heard the three yobs attacked Barnsley fans at Sheffield station on April 30 - after a game which saw United relegated to League One.

While the Barnsley fans waited for their train, the group picked ballast from the tracks and began to throw it at the fans.

One piece of ballast struck a 60-year-old man who suffered a serious cut to his head which required hospital treatment.

British Transport Police officers, together with colleagues from South Yorkshire Police, identified the men in CCTV footage.

The three were later arrested and put before the courts where they pleaded guilty to affray.

Aaron Marshall, of Thornborough Close, Arbourthorne, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment.

Jordan Marshall, of Hopedale Road, Frecheville, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in a young offenders institute.

And Wilson, of Oldale Close, Woodhouse, will serve six months’ imprisonment.

All three men banned from attending organised football matches for seven years.

Football Intelligence Officer PC Wayne Mitchell said: “The actions of the three men were not simply irresponsible, they were dangerous and put the safety of a host of people at Sheffield rail station at risk.

“That they will now be banned from all football for seven years shows just how serious their action is viewed by police and the wider criminal justice system.

“Violence has no place on the railway and those responsible in this case have caused injury and upset to other passengers and sullied the name of Sheffield United.”

He added: “The vast majority of football fans are law abiding and simply want to enjoy going to matches up and down the country.

“But some, like Marshall, Marshall and Wilson, show little respect for others - and the clubs they support - and use football as an excuse to carry out violent acts.”