Royal Navy boots out conman who swindled thousands from Premier League fans

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John Bayne swindled thousands of pounds from football fans (Picture: Solent)

A disgraced sailor has been booted out of the Royal Navy and jailed for a year after conning football fans out of nearly £7,000.

John Bayne sent pictures of his Navy ID badge to victims to ‘reassure’ them he was not cheating them, before taking payment for tickets he didn’t have.

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A court heard how he sent messages through Facebook and Twitter to fans looking for Premier League tickets.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard Bayne, 28, a Leading Hand… Read the full story

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