Killers were known to police for links to EDL

Two murderers of a vulnerable Lincoln man had links to the far-right English Defence League, according to police.

Daryll Jones, 17, and Mark Jackson, 21, were two of the top targets in Lincolnshire Police’s attempts to ban people from the Sincil Bank area on Lincoln City match days. They were identified by football intelligence officers along with ten others in Operation Argyll. As reported in the Echo, this operation aims to use civil football banning orders to stop people hanging around with suspected troublemakers.

But the cases against Jones and Jackson, of Yarborough Road, Lincoln, were put on hold after they were arrested on suspicion of killing football enthusiast Shaun Rossington. Asperger’s sufferer Shaun, 21, of Dunkirk Road, was found to have suffered more than 40 injuries. He was punched, kicked and stamped on during the attack on grassland, off Searby Road, on June 3.

Jones and Jackson were found guilty of his murder, along with two others, at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.

This is Lincolnshire, 22 December 2010