Man jailed for death of Wales football fan at Wembley Stadium

A man has been jailed for three years after punching a Wales football fan outside Wembley Stadium which led to his death.

Life-long Cardiff City and Wales supporter Michael Dye was waiting to go into the stadium to watch a European qualifying match between England and Wales when he was hit by Ian Mytton.

There had been arguing between fans before the unprovoked attack.

Mr Dye fell back, hit his head on the ground and never regained consciousness.

He was pronounced dead at Northwick Park Hospital before the end of the match.


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A post-mortem examination revealed he died from a blunt trauma to the back of the head.

Police launched a murder investigation in a bid to trace the man responsible for Mr Dye’s death.

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Three days later, Mytton handed himself in to a police station in West Mercia and admitted he had punched Mr Dye. During his interview he said Mr Dye was “aggressive in his looking at him.”

Mytton, 41, of Gateley Close, Redditch, Worcestershire, was charged and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on November 15.

He was sentenced to three years at the Old Bailey and has also been handed a six-year ban from attending football matches inside and outside the UK.

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