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 described knife-wielding Jay as a “principal player” in the violence.
The 23-year-old, of Ashton Old Road in Beswick, was jailed for 30 months after admitting violent disorder and possessing an offensive weapon.
His older brother, who is serving a 37 month term for assisting an offender, was handed a further 18 months behind bars.
The 27-year-old, of Droylsden Wharf Road in Droylsden, had admitted violent disorder in connection with the fight outside the karaoke bar.
Both were given unpaid work as a punishment for their role in a street fight in the Northern Quarter involving up to 30 people following a Manchester derby in 2016.
Jay was also handed a football banning order after clashing with Sheffield United fans following an FA Cup tie in 2017.
In 2016 he appeared in court after posting a photograph of a banner on the M602 branding Liverpool fans ‘murderers’.
The banner featured the date of the Hillsborough stadium tragedy. 96 Liverpool fans died as a result of the 1989 disaster.
The sign was seen by Liverpool fans travelling to Old Trafford for the Reds’ Europa League tie with Manchester United in March of that year.
Liverpool secured a 1-1 draw to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory en route to the final.
Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard Cornforth had used the photograph as his Facebook cover photo.
He claimed he did not realise the picture was public and could be seen by anyone other than his friends, who had not been offended by the image.
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He admitted a public order offence and was handed a community order by magistrates, ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 in costs, plus a £60 victim surcharge.
District Judge John Temperley said there was no evidence to suggest Cornforth had been involved with the banner.
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