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Banning order for 'Nazi sign' fan
A football fan arrested for having a swastika painted on his chest and the sign of the Nazi SS on his back has been given a football banning order.

Kristopher Dunn, 23, of Bolton, was held in Frankfurt after the England v Paraguay match on Saturday.

German police released him and a friend but they were arrested when they landed at Leeds Bradford Airport.

The judge at Leeds Magistrates' Court said there was insufficient evidence to place an order on Gordon Thomas, 21.

Grainy photo

The court heard how the pair failed to get tickets for the stadium and watched the game on a big screen in a city centre square, where they were later arrested.

Dunn, of Colchester Drive, Bolton, Greater Manchester, is now banned from all football games in England and Wales for 25 months.

He is also banned from specified games abroad for the same period.

But the judge refused an application by the Crown Prosecution Service for a similar order against Thomas of The Avenue, Haulgh.

The judge was given a grainy black and white photograph, a statement from a German police officer and another statement from a British police officer in Germany who had looked at the original photo.




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