Sheffield’s Madine to appeal GBH conviction

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine is to launch an appeal against his grievous bodily harm conviction.

The 23-year-old was jailed for 18 months by a Judge at Leeds Crown Court after he was found guilty by a jury of knocking two men out in separate nightclub attacks in Sheffield.

Sheffield Wednesday are yet to make an announcement about his future at the club.

But the club has issued a statement saying: “Following consultation with the legal team of Gary Madine, Sheffield Wednesday have been made aware of their intention to lodge an appeal following the 23-year-old’s recent trial at Leeds Crown Court.

“Until the conclusion of this, or any other legal process, the club will make no further comment.”

Madine was found guilty of hitting Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar in February 2012 and four weeks later attacking Reece Hall in the Viper Rooms.

A jury last month convicted him of causing Mr Beresford actual bodily harm and causing Mr Hall grievous bodily harm.

Madine, who has a previous conviction for knocking a man out in a Carlisle pub, punched Mr Beresford in the Paris Bar in Sheffield city centre, breaking his nose.

Four weeks later, he punched bricklayer Mr Hall in the city’s Viper Room club, shattering his cheekbone.

Madine, of Middlewood, Sheffield, has not played for the club or been paid by Wednesday since his arrest earlier this year.