Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Justice for Julian Webster: Press Release

Inquest into the death of Julian Webster to start on Friday 1st April @
Manchester Crown Court
Crown Square, Manchester, M3 3FL

On the 10th April 2009, Julian was on a night out with friends at the Pitcher and Piano bar, he along with many others left the bar at around 4am when he discovered he had left his mobile phone inside, he attempted to re-enter the club in order to retrieve the phone.

The family were informed by the police that they received three phone calls from the Pitcher and Piano in the early hours of Saturday morning. Upon arrival at the club, the police found two door attendants holding Julian in a way they described as restraining him, when they eventually instructed the  door attendants to release him, Julian immediately slumped to the floor. The police and paramedics made efforts to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday April 11th 2009.

The two door attendants were arrested on suspicion of murder but later released on bail.

Two years on no one yet has been charged with Julian’s tragic death.

The family and community hope the inquest will conclude a verdict of unlawful killing, followed by a criminal prosecution.

They are being supported by BRAMU one of the countries foremost agencies dealing with racial harassment and hate crimes.

Maxie Hayles chairperson of BRAMU says: “Someone is responsible; the family seeks and wants justice now”

Please contact Sonia Webster on 07817601159 (or) Maxie Hayles on 07956141554 re: Justice for Julian Webster campaign.