An inquest has
opened into the death of a 23-year-old man who was attacked outside a nightclub in Chesterfield.
Robotham, of Chesterfield, died at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, in Sheffield on
Police believe the ex-soldier was hit over the head with a
glass bottle in the early hours of 8 February outside Vibe nightclub, in Holywell Street.
Det Sgt Steve Topham told Chesterfield Coroner’s Court: “Males were ejected from the bar by door staff and Joseph was hit by what we believe to be a glass bottle.
“He was struck to the head, collapsed and lay unconscious. He was taken to hospital.”
Coroner Dr Robert Hunter said the provisional cause of death was a head injury, and suspended the inquest.
Engineer Connor Rose, 24, also from Chesterfield, has been charged with murdering Mr Robotham and will appear at Derby Crown Court on 20 March.