Sheffield Wednesday’s Madine to appeal GBH conviction

Gary Madine outside Leeds Crown Court. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Gary Madine outside Leeds Crown Court. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine is to launch an appeal against his recent conviction for GBH.

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 FC is yet to make an announcement about his future at the club.

Today Sheffield Wednesday 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 at Leeds Crown Court 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 in February last year, breaking his nose.

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

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.