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Football fan jailed for assaulting Blackburn stewards

Ewan Corbett Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Ewan Corbett admitted assaulting two stewards at a Blackburn Rovers match

A fan who assaulted two stewards at a football match has been sentenced to 23 weeks in a young offenders institution.

Ewan Corbett, 20, punched one steward and pushed another one over at a match between Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough in February, police said.

Security staff were attempting to remove a supporter from Ewood Park's away end when Corbett attacked them.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of assault at Preston Magistrates Court on 17 June.

Corbett, of Albermarie Drive, Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, was also given an eight-year football banning order.

PC Dan Fish said: "Corbett's actions against two stewards just doing their jobs were shocking and disgraceful.

"This kind of behaviour cannot be tolerated and this kind of sentence shows the seriousness of behaving in this manner."

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