Southport bouncer jailed

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Photo: Destination Bar, Coronation Walk

Stuart Humphreys was today jailed for four years for striking a man who suffered brain injuries and later died.

Stuart Humphreys who struck clubber Scott Sheard outside the Destination Bar in October 2009 was today jailed for four years, Tuesday 19 May.

Humphreyswas found guilty of manslaughter last month.

Prosecutors said:

“Humphreys of Kingfield Road, Walton, poleaxed, Mr Sheard with a punch”.

The incident happened outside the Destination Bar on October 17, 2009, which left the 26 year old permanently brain damaged which ultimately lead to his death 3 years later in 2012.



Stuart Humphreys today was found guilty of the manslaughter of Scott Sheard

Prosecutors said Humphreys, of Kingfield Road, Walton, “poleaxed” Mr Sheard with a punch.

But the doorman told Liverpool Crown Court he hit him with “the heel of his hand” because he believed Mr Sheard was about to punch him.

However after nearly eight hours of deliberations a jury found him unanimously guilty.

Stuart Humphreys says in court that he struck Scott Sheard because he thought he was about to be stabbed.

The incident happened Destination Bar on October 17, 2009, left the 26 year old permanently brain damaged which ultimately lead to his death 3 years later in 2012.

Prosecutors say Humphreys poleaxed” Mr Sheard with a punch. Humphreys told the court that Sheard tried to take bottles outside on three or four occasions. He said he asked him to leave them on a table, which “irritated him”. Humphreys said: “I’ve sort of pushed him, ushered him backwards, which was my fault, I should have been more diligent, and as I’ve done that he’s stepped backwards off the step and stumbled.”

There was a confrontation at around 5.45am, when Mr Sheard was “very angry”. He said that he had clenched his fists and was being held back by his friends. He said that he decided not to allow him back inside as “it wouldn’t have ended well”.

Nigel Power QC, defending, said: “What was said about a knife?”. He replied: “‘Why don’t you just get out of the f***ing way before I start cutting you, you f***ing p***k’, that sort of thing.”. He stated “At that point I believed he was about to throw a punch at me. He was constantly shifting with his hands out of his pockets, clenching and making fists. He shifted his weight down onto his right leg, which I took to be he was about to throw a punch.”

Humphreys stated “I didn’t expect and it certainly wasn’t my intention for him to be injured in any way ”

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