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Ex-footballer Kerry Dixon jailed for attack

By Staff Reporter

Published 20/06/2015

Kerry Dixon was jailed for attacking a man in a pub
Kerry Dixon was jailed for attacking a man in a pub

Former Chelsea and England striker Kerry Dixon has been jailed for nine months after being found guilty of assault.

Dixon (53) was sentenced yesterday at Luton Crown Court for attacking a man in a pub in what judge Barbara Mensah called a "shocking and sickening to watch" attack.

Dixon had denied attacking a fellow drinker in the Nags Head pub in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

The assault on 38-year-old father-of-two Ben Scoble in the early hours of May 15 last year was caught on CCTV.

Dixon, from Dunstable, was convicted by a jury after a five-day hearing with the judge calling the attack "completely unprovoked".

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