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Halifax nightclub attacker jailed for killing rugby player

Dale McLean Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Dale McLean was sentenced to five years and four months in prison

A man who killed a rugby union player in a bar attack has been jailed.

Dale McLean punched 38-year-old Andrew Feather at the Liquid nightclub in Commercial Street, Halifax, on 9 February, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Mr Feather had been celebrating a victory with his Halifax RUFC team-mates when he was attacked.

McLean, 25, of Greenfield Avenue, Huddersfield, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for five years and four months.

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Image caption Andrew Feather had been celebrating a victory on the night he died

Mr Feather had been a member of the club for more than 10 years and had also served as club secretary.

After the attack he was described in tributes as "a true gentleman who was well liked by everybody".

Det Ch Insp Nick Wallen, from West Yorkshire Police, said a "moment of madness has left a man dead and another man's life in ruins".

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