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Football streaker banned and jailed
A streaker
Streakers are a common sight at sporting events
A streaker who ran across the pitch during a football match has been banned from every football ground in the country.

Bradford magistrates heard how Wayne Allen, 31, thought he would liven things up during Bradford City's 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra in March last year.

He was arrested after stripping off all his clothes and running around the Valley Parade pitch, shaking hands with several players as he went.

Magistrates also sentenced him to four months in jail for offences committed last year.

Allen, of Bronte Old Road, Thornton, Bradford, pleaded guilty to going on to the playing area during a match, assaulting a police officer, dangerous driving, failing to attend court and four other driving offences.

Allen - a City fan since he was four - was banned from every football ground in the country for a total of two years for his streak.

The court was told that Geoffrey Richmond, who was club chairman at the time, had said later that while he could not condone Allen's actions they were not threatening.

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