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Gateshead-born Championship footballer Gary Madine jailed for club attacks
6:23pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
A NORTH-East born Championship footballer has been jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of punching two men in separate nightclub attacks.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine, 23, from Gateshead and who has a previous conviction for knocking a man out in a Carlisle pub, punched Wednesday fan Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar in Sheffield city centre in February last year, breaking his nose.
Four weeks later, he punched bricklayer and Sheffield United fan Reece Hall in the city's Viper Room club, shattering his cheekbone.
He was jailed at Leeds Crown Court after being found guilty by a jury following a week-long trial last month.