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Luton Town football fans convicted of affray at promotion decider

Three football fans have been convicted of affray at a game between York City and Luton Town on 3 May last year.

Jamie Sales, 26, of Dunstable, Michael Howe, 44, of St Albans, and Gary Booth, 40, of Luton were found guilty by a jury at Luton Crown Court.

The court saw CCTV footage of a pitch invasion, objects being hurled and abuse aimed at York players and fans.

The three will be sentenced after reports are compiled and they were granted bail.

Trouble also erupted on the terraces and outside Luton's Kenilworth Road ground, the court heard.

A corner shop was raided and brooms and mops were thrown at the police.

Sales and Howe pleaded not guilty to affray inside the ground but were convicted.

Booth pleaded not guilty to affray outside the groun, but was also convicted.

Howe had pleaded guilty to a charge of affray outside the ground.

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