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Newquay Death Trial: Doormen Acquitted

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5:28am 11th November 2014
(Updated 5:28am 11th November 2014)

Four doormen accused of unlawfully killing a man on a night out in Newquay have been aquitted.

Micheal Kearns died after being restrained outside Sailors last year.

Earlier in the trial, Truro Crown Court heard how the 48 year old had attacked a man with a bar stool.

26 year old Lewis Bowns, 30 year old Richard Favetta and 46 year old Ian Harold from Newquay and 34 year old Graham Lutey from Summercourt always denied the charges.

On Monday afternoon, a jury found the four men not guilty.

Detective Inspector Stuart Ellis from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "This has been a tragic incident for all those concerned not least the family and loved ones of Mr Kearns. A thorough and comprehensive investigation has been conducted into this incident and I am satisfied that all the available evidence has been carefully considered. I therefore respect the decisions reached by the jury today."
 
Mr Kearns' family said: "Mick Kearns was a giant of a man with a personality and heart of gold to match. He was a loving partner, father and grandfather. His life was about his family, fishing and the holiday park where he lived and fished.

"He was a generous man who drew pleasure from helping others, nothing was ever too much trouble. So great was his popularity that after his death a wooden bench, as a monument to his memory, has been placed by his favourite lake.

"Mick loved and was so proud of his two grandchildren. Shortly before he passed he was overjoyed at the news that another grandson was on the way. He would be even more proud to know that his second has been named after him, such a shame he is not here to see it."

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5:28am 11th November 2014

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