York & North Yorkshire

York City players sentenced for city affray

Two York City football players and a former team mate have been order to undertake community work for their part in a disturbance in the city centre.

Michael Rankine, 25, Craig Nelthorpe, 23, and Michael Gash, 24, were sentenced at York Crown Court after being charged with affray.

All three were ordered to carry out a community order with unpaid work, and pay £150 each in compensation.

Between them, they were also ordered to pay £3,400 in prosecution costs.

The players were arrested after police were called to reports of a disturbance on Clifford Street on 2 August 2009.

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