Three guilty of Steven Herbert's murder on New Year's Day
- 17 July 2014
- From the section Humberside
Three people have been found guilty of murdering a man in Hull on New Year's Day.
Steven Herbert, 34, died after being attacked on Trafalgar Street, off Beverley Road, in the early hours.
Samuel Jordan, 22, Soul Humphries, 22 and Tiffany Clark, 23, all from Hull, had all denied murder.
Hull Crown Court heard Mr Herbert suffered 12 separate injuries to his head, face and neck, as well as bleeding to his brain stem.
The verdicts on Jordan of Yarmouth Avenue, Humphries of Rawcliffe Grove and Clark, of Victor Street, came after a three-week trial.
All three have been remanded in custody until 11 August when they are due to be sentenced at Hull Crown Court.
Michael Herbert, Steven's father, said he was "relieved and pleased" by the verdict.
"It's been very stressful and a drain for all the family. We still haven't got over that day.
"It's a brilliant verdict for us all and Steven has got justice, that's what we wanted at the end of the day."
The court heard Steven Herbert was the "innocent victim" of a violent assault.
Prosecutor Andrew Robertson, QC, had described the attack on Mr Herbert as "a fast moving, violent incident".
Det Ch Insp Matthew Baldwin, from Humberside Police, said it was a "completely unnecessary and unprovoked attack".
"The three offenders made off from the scene, leaving Steven unconscious in the street where he was tended to by members of the public who provided first aid and tried to save his life.
"People should be able to walk around the streets of Hull at any time of the day or night, without the fear of this sort of violence being inflicted on them."