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Delay in mysterious nightclub death inquest

INQUEST: Julian Webster's mother and father and brothers

THE MOTHER of a man who died outside a Manchester nightclub has said she’s disappointed after an inquest into her son’s death was delayed.

Sonia Webster has fought for two-and-a-half years for answers to her son Julian’s death in April 2009.

An inquest was opened at Manchester Crown Court last week (Nov 16) and adjourned until the first available date in the new year.

Speaking to The Voice, Mrs Webster said: “It was disappointing that Julian’s inquest has been postponed but we remain positive and patient.

“We want justice to be done and we don’t want anything rushed. We want people to be held to account,” she said.

Julian Webster, from Birmingham, died outside the Pitcher and Piano in Deansgate, Manchester, in the early hours of April 11, 2009.

The 24-year-old had been drinking at the bar earlier in the evening with friends, but returned at 4.20am to search for a lost mobile phone.

He was refused re-entry and police were called. When officers arrived at the scene, they found him being retrained by security staff. When the police instructed the bouncers to let Julian go, he collapsed.

He was taken to hospital, but he failed to regain consciousness and was pronounced dead an hour later.

The two white bouncers who restrained Mr Webster were arrested but later released after the Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough evidence for a trial.

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