Man jailed for killing David Brown outside Warrington pub

David Brown
Image caption David Brown died two days after the assault after suffering a serious head injury

A 46-year-old man has been jailed for four years over the one-punch killing of David Brown, who was struck outside a Warrington pub.

John Lowe, from Marsh House Lane, Warrington, was jailed at Chester Crown Court for manslaughter.

He had previously admitted the charge following the incident outside Chevys, Manchester Road, on 9 August.

Lowe was in the doorway of the pub and called over Mr Brown, 33, before punching him in an unprovoked attack.

He fell to the floor, hitting his head on the pavement. The killer then walked into the pub, finished his drink and left.

'Unbearable pain'

Mr Brown's friends and staff from the pub went to help him and he was taken to Aintree Hospital with a serious head injury.

He was transferred to Walton Hospital but died on 11 August, after suffering a bleed to the brain.

Det Insp Steve Jones, from Cheshire Police, said: "The dispute Lowe had with David Brown was trivial in nature and the attack upon him was unprovoked.

"David′s family were at his bedside when he died and have been left severely traumatised by his death."

Mr Jones said David's mother has described an "unbearable pain in her heart" following the death of her son.

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