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Sunderland fans sentenced over violence at station

Eleven Sunderland fans have been sentenced for their part in a violent disturbance at Newcastle Central Station in August 2009.

The clash happened when hundreds of Sunderland fans returned from a friendly match in Scotland.

The men had all pleaded guilty to affray at an earlier hearing.

Four were served football banning orders of between three and five years. And three of those four received suspended jail sentences.

Six of the men were given community orders prohibiting them from attending matches for a year.

One fan received a conditional discharge.

Fifteen Newcastle United fans were sentenced last year after admitting violent disorder in connection with the same incident.

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