Cambridgeshire

Football fans jailed after Peterborough and Millwall fight

Paul Gaynor, Gaston Van Houwelingen and Jon Roe were jailed Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Paul Gaynor, Gaston Van Houwelingen and Jon Roe were jailed

Three football fans have been jailed for their part in a "large fight" near Peterborough United's ground.

Beer bottles were used as weapons on Oundle Round when Peterborough played Millwall on 3 October 2015.

Paul Gaynor, 34, of Southwark, London, was jailed for 15 months after being convicted of affray.

Jon Roe, 30, of Southwark, and Gaston Van Houwelingen, 44, of Newham, London, were jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to affray.

Image caption The disorder happened near a pub on Oundle Road during Peterborough United's home game against Millwall

A further four men were given suspended jail sentences.

Jack Wright, 22, of Hornchurch, London, was given a 32-week jail sentence suspended for two years with 200 hours' unpaid work, while David Stone, 54, of Southwark, was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment suspended for two years.

Jack Reid, 26, of Southwark, was given a 38-week imprisonment suspended for two years alongside 220 hours' unpaid work and Shaun McNulty, 22, of Pheasant Way, Peterborough, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment suspended for two years and 100 hours' unpaid work.

All seven men were also handed football banning orders, preventing them from attending football matches for between three and eight years.

PC Mark Wood, Cambridgeshire football intelligence officer, said: "This was a large fight in an area where the general public was passing through.

"Officers were on the scene very quickly to prevent the disorder, but it's only by luck that nobody other than the people involved in the fight were injured.

"The fact that three of the seven people charged have been given custodial sentences reflects how serious this incident was."

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