A yob once prosecuted for sharing a vile slur relating to the Hillsborough tragedy has now been jailed for wielding a knife in a street brawl. Jay Cornforth was ordered to complete 135 hours of unpaid work after he used Facebook to share a picture of a banner branding Liverpool fans ‘murderers’. Now he has been locked up for his role in a vicious street fight – the second public scrap the wannabe boxer has been dragged to court over. Cornforth was one of four men jailed today for their part in a street brawl involving knives and belts outside a Manchester karaoke bar. The ugly scenes were captured on CCTV, which showed two rival groups fighting with each other. The two groups had been in Charlie’s Bar, off Princess Street, before the fight broke out outside at about 4am on June 2017. It remains unclear what sparked the brawl, but it led to two men being stabbed and one suffering cuts to his head, the Manchester Evening News reported. Judge Richard Mansell, QC said those involved could have been facing murder or manslaughter charges if circumstances had been different. One group included Cornforth and his brother, Conor. Judge Mansell… Read full this story
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