Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man denies manslaughter of Isle of Wight prison officer

Nick Medlin Image copyright PA
Image caption Father-of-two Nick Medlin from Ventnor worked at Parkhurst prison

A man has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of an off-duty prison officer early on Christmas Day.

Nick Medlin, 57, died from a head injury outside a pub in Pier Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, during a night out.

Michael Hudson, 32, from the Nottingham area but of no fixed address, appeared at Winchester Crown Court.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a trial, scheduled to last two weeks from 26 June.

Mr Medlin, a father-of-two from Ventnor, worked at HMP Parkhurst and played bass in a punk band called Manufactured Romance.

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Image caption Mr Medlin was found in Pier Street in the early hours of Christmas Day

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