Guilty plea over Stoke-on-Trent doorman's death


A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of another man who died several years after being hit by a car.

Doorman David Churchman was helping an injured woman in Stoke-on-Trent in 2002 when a car was deliberately aimed at a group of people.

He was seriously injured and died in 2008, after having only made a partial recovery from his injuries.

Aliu Adeyemo, 29, from Coventry, admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

Life quality diminished

After the case, a Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said Mr Churchman had been helping the woman outside the Place nightclub in Bryan Street, Hanley, on 7 September.

A Mitsubishi car was deliberately driven at a group of people and Mr Churchman, from Bidulph, suffered head injuries.

His quality of life was severely diminished, the spokeswoman said, and he died in July 2008.

Adeyemo, the Mitsubishi driver, from Synkere Close, Keresley, was jailed in 2003 for three years for grievous bodily harm.

After Mr Churchman's death, forensic tests were carried out and the Crown Prosecution Service decided to charge Adeyemo with causing death by dangerous driving.

Adeyemo will be sentenced on 8 December.

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