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Man jailed over Sir Bobby thefts

Jamie Underwood
The court was told Jamie Underwood was drunk, Photo Albanpix

A man who stole football shirts, a scarf and a flag left by fans at the statue of Sir Bobby Robson in Ipswich has been jailed for eight weeks.

Jamie Underwood, 21, of Burrell Road, Ipswich, admitted stealing 28 football shirts when he appeared before South East Suffolk magistrates last month.

The court was told Underwood was drunk at the time and since the thefts he has been threatened and attacked.

Former England and Ipswich manager Sir Bobby died from cancer in July.

Following his death, fans paid tribute to him with shirts, scarves and flowers placed next to his statue at Ipswich's Portman Road stadium.

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Jamie Underwood was sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates' Court



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