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Soccer yob jailed after Port Vale v Wolves game flare up

As reported in the Stoke Sentinel, yob Antony Clewlow has been jailed and banned from Port Vale’s stadium for six years after trampling over a police car and hurling abuse.

The 35-year-old was arrested after he was caught on camera swearing and stirring up trouble after an infamous match between Port Vale and Wolves last summer.

CCTV footage also captured him attempting to drag another man away from officers trying to arrest him, kicking out at a police dog and walking over a police car, waving to fans from the roof.

Now Clewclow, of Church Street, Rookery, has been jailed for 10 weeks after he admitted using threatening, abusive, insulting words and behaviour, with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence.

He has also been hit with a six-year football banning order, preventing him attending games over that time.

North Staffordshire Justice Centre yesterday heard last week how Clewlow gave himself up to police after his photograph was featured in The Sentinel following the disgraceful events of last August, when fans clashed with police after the match.

Staffordshire Police were also heavily criticised for the way they dealt with the fracas, and have since apologised.

Revealing the CCTV footage in court, prosecutor Andrew Bodger said: “The defendant grabbed a man who was being detained, pulling him away from officers. He kicked out at a police dog, but it’s difficult to see if any kicks actually landed.

“He then continued trying to pull the other man away, then the defendant fell back in the crowd.

“The defendant was then seen walking with the crowd, occasionally turning and shouting and gesticulating.

“He then got up on a car, a Vauxhall Astra police car and was stood there with his arms in the air, while the crowd cheered him. He was stirring up the crowd.

“He was then seen making a ‘V’ sign to the camera.

The court hear Clewlow, a plasterer by trade, had became angry after a 14-year-old boy was knocked to the floor, he claimed, by police. He said his behaviour following that incident was, ‘stupid’.

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