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Inquest into club death delayed

SADDENED: Julian Webster's family

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

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

An inquest was opened at Manchester Crown Court on November 16 and adjourned until the first available date in the New Year.

Webster told The Voice: “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, from Birmingham, died outside the Pitcher and Piano club in Deansgate, Manchester, in the early hours of April 11, 2009.

The 24-year-old had been 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 restrained by security staff. When the police instructed the bouncers to let Julian go, he collapsed.

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

The two bouncers who restrained Julian were arrested but later released after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there was not enough evidence for a trial.

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