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Iron fan avoids jail after policeman attack

A teenage Scunthorpe United fan narrowly avoided jail after punching a police officer to the ground, according to the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

The Iron fan was given a five year football banning order after what a judge described as an “unpleasant example of football hooliganism”.

Jack Favill, 19, admitted punching the Cambridgeshire Police officer after United’s home defeat to Peterborough on November 28.

Favill, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer occasioning actual bodily harm, was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, ordered to pay £500 compensation to the officer, carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and is subject to a football banning order for five years.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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