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Football news - Roma fan cleared of inflicting GBH on Sean Cox

Roma fan cleared of inflicting GBH on Sean Cox
By Eurosport

18/10/2018 at 18:00Updated 18/10/2018 at 23:47

Roma fan Filippo Lombardi has been cleared of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Liverpool fan Sean Cox but was sentenced to three years in prison for violent disorder.

Cox, a 53-year-old businessman from Dunboyne in Ireland, suffered serious head injuries in an incident outside Anfield prior to the Champions League semi-final first leg on April 24.

Attending the match with his brother, it is believed Cox was hit with a belt.

A jury of six women and six men returned a majority not guilty verdict in relation to the charge of GBH after nearly nine hours of deliberation at Preston Crown Court.

Lombardi, 21, had admitted to a lesser charge of violent disorder prior to the trial, for which he has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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