Onderwêreldse dwelmkoning wat halfpad deur sy 22 jaar tronkstraf vry geloop het vir die smokkel van kokaïen ter waarde van £10 miljoen in die VK, word WEER betrap dat hy dwelms verhandel via Encrochat. Michael Hailwood is tronk toe gestuur in, 33, admits killing a father, 50, with a single 'forceful' punch

Onderwêreldse dwelmkoning wat halfpad deur sy 22 jaar tronkstraf vry geloop het vir die smokkel van kokaïen ter waarde van £10 miljoen in die VK, word WEER betrap dat hy dwelms verhandel via Encrochat. Michael Hailwood is tronk toe gestuur in, 33, admits killing a father, 50, with a single ‘forcefulpunch to the head during row outside Slug and Lettuce in Birmingham city centre as he enjoyed night out with his son

  • Matthew Carroll was killed in front of his son during altercation in Birmingham
  • He was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries, but died later the same day
  • Matthew Mahony has admitted manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court
  • His basis of plea not accepted and a further hearing will take place on January 28
  • A thug has admitted killing a father with a single ‘forcefulpunch to the head during a row outside a Slug & Lettuce in Birmingham city centre as he enjoyed a night out with his son.

    Matthew Carroll, 50, suffered serious head injuries during the altercation near busy bar in the early hours of August 29.

    He was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull and facial injuries, but died later the same day.

    Matthew Mahony, 33, has now pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court.

    Egter, the court heard that Mahony’s ‘basis of plea’, namely his account of events, is not accepted by the prosecution.

    The case was subsequently adjourned for a trial of issue hearing which will take place on January 28.

    Matthew Carroll, 50, who was killed on The Water's Edge in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, op Augustus 29

    Matthew Carroll, 50, who was killed on The Water’s Edge in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, op Augustus 29

    A police cordon outside the Slug & Lettuce bar in Birmingham following Mr Carroll's death

    A police cordon outside the Slug & Lettuce bar in Birmingham following Mr Carroll’s death

    CCTV footage captured the incident outside the Slug & Lettuce in The Water’s Edge, Brindleyplace, at around 1.30am.

    Christopher Millington, representing Mahony, said in mitigation that the defendant delivered a ‘forceful’ blow to Mr Carroll, who was on a night out with his son.

    Mr Carroll ‘self-reportedthe incident before he was contacted police, but died in hospital later the same day.

    Judge Paul Farrer QC told the court the remaining issues could make a significant difference to the sentence Mahony, Speurinspekteur Adam Jobson, gesigte.

    Addressing the defendant, hy het gesê: ‘I take the view that in order to do justice both to you and to the victim in this case, I need to resolved two issues.

    ‘Eerstens, whether you were in any sense motivated by a belief you needed to protect your friends.

    ‘Tweedens, whether your punch caused the fractures to the right side of Mr Carroll’s face.

    ‘I will resolve those issues on Friday, Januarie 28. It will take a day. I will sentence you on that day subject to the possibility of it moving if events overtake it.

    ‘In the meantime you are remanded in custody.

    Matthew Mahony, 33, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court

    Matthew Mahony, 33, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court

    Mr Carroll was described by his family as a ‘loving father, always devoted to his children’ na sy dood.

    [object Window]: ‘We are all devastated and heartbroken to lose such an amazing, thoughtful and kind man.

    ‘He had a heart of gold and would put anyone before himself. He was loving father, always devoted to his children.

    ‘He’s always been a hard worker and enjoyed going the gym.

    ‘He was a social and friendly person, who loved being around family and friends. He always made people feel welcome and made people laugh.

    ‘Our hearts are shattered into a thousand pieces, we are all still in shock, it doesn’t seem real.

    ‘Our lives will never be the same without him.