Liverpool

Wayne Mitchell death: Ryan Doran found guilty of murder

Victim Wayne Mitchell
Image caption Wayne Mitchell, 42, was found unconscious on 24 March

A 23-year-old has been found guilty of murdering a man who was found unconscious in the street in Liverpool.

Wayne Mitchell, 42, of Anfield, died in hospital on 25 March after being discovered in Claude Road the previous day.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Ryan Doran, also from Anfield, had denied murder at Liverpool Crown Court and was convicted by a jury. He will be sentenced there in October.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Doran claimed he could not remember the incident.

Robert Jansen, CPS crown advocate said: "Claiming to be under the influence of alcohol is no excuse for murder.

"Our thoughts are now with Mr Mitchell's family who have acted with dignity throughout the trial."

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