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  Leeds footballer guilty of fighting in public
Updated 14 December 2001, 13.59

Leeds United and England footballer Jonathan Woodgate has been found guilty of fighting in a public place after an attack on a student in Leeds.

Fact File
The night of the attack
The four men were at a Leeds nightclub
Mr Najeib was also there with friends
A fight took place outside when Mr Najeib left the club
He suffered a broken leg and nose in the attack
But he and team mate Lee Bowyer were found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm. GBH means seriously hurting someone.

Bowyer was also cleared of affray, which is fighting in a public place.

Accused

The players were accused, along with their friends Paul Clifford and Neale Caveney, of attacking Sarfraz Najeib in January 2000.

Woodgate and Caveney have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service which means he has to do some good work in the community.

Clifford has been sentenced to jail for six years.

Because Bowyer's been cleared of all charges it means he's free to go.

The four men had denied all the charges.


 
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