SOCCER yobs - including men from the Huddersfield area - have been jailed.

They were a group of Leeds United fans involved in violence after an England Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey.

In addition to being jailed, all have been banned from matches.

Trouble flared between the gang of six men and Turkey fans at a car park in Sunderland on April 2, 2003.

Newcastle Crown Court was told the group had been taunted about the deaths of two Leeds fans in Istanbul in 2000.

All six men admitted affray. Five were jailed for 18 months and one for 21.

Judge John Milford also banned the men from attending football matches for six years.

The six were Gavin Miller, 22, of Stuart Place, Bradley; Julian Walmsley, 32, of Tingley, near Morley; Noel Crann, 37, of Intake Lane, Birstall; Andrew Donlan, 37, of Coppin Hall Grove, Mirfield; Stephen Burton, 31, of Wesley Street, Cleckheaton; and 32-year-old Paul Struthers, of Gosforth, Newcastle.

Walmsley was sentenced to 21 months because of a previous history of violence.

The court heard the men had gone to Sunderland for the match, despite not having tickets.

They confronted Turkish fans in a car park close to the Stadium of Light.

CCTV footage showed the fans arming themselves with a traffic cone and a strip of plastic piping.