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Frankfurt bouncers held in Briton's beating death

The Local · 27 Apr 2011, 15:52

Published: 27 Apr 2011 15:52 GMT+02:00

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The 31-year-old, who lived in nearby Offenbach, suffered severe head and neck injuries during the early Monday morning incident at the U60311 club in the city centre. He died on Wednesday at a Frankfurt hospital.

Police said four of those arrested are suspected of manslaughter. The fifth is being investigated for failing to assist the injured man.

It was not entirely clear what sparked the brutal beating, but police said that the man at some point got in a dispute with the club’s staff.

Nobody answered the phone Wednesday at U60311, but a statement on the club’s website apologized for unspecified “mistakes” that were made.

The statement said two guests involved in a dispute Monday had been approached by club personnel. One of the bouncers was then allegedly attacked with a bottle, the statement said, without elaborating further.

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But Frankfurt police spokesman Karlheinz Wagner told The Local on Wednesday that speculation the man had first threatened the bouncers with a bottle was unfounded. He also said alcohol played no role in his death.

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18:40 April 27, 2011 by anaverageguy
Judging from past news about the German justice system these men should be prepared for a stern lecture from a judge.
19:53 April 27, 2011 by auniquecorn
and a 400€ fine.
20:17 April 27, 2011 by smashthebookies
I knew the man that was beaten to death by those bouncers and he was not a trouble maker. I am amazed that they are allowed to wear leather gloves packed full of sand while 'working' so that they can inflict maximum damage when they punch innocent people.

They deserve to go to prison for a very long time but if they dont justice will be served the old fashioned way. That I am sure of.
22:29 April 27, 2011 by sjv123
The man that was killed by those animals would not have given these 'bouncers' reason to do what they did, his family and friends have been left devastated over his death. 'MISTAKES' have already been admitted by the club owners......these animals must be sent to prison for a long long time , this appears to be a viscious, mindless, cowardly and merciless attack on an innocent man.
07:09 April 28, 2011 by brigand
This is what happens when you put people with absolutely no training or credentials into situations of control and power...hedonists being paid to be hedonists, what a concept!
09:07 April 28, 2011 by moistvelvet
What is it with German civilians and wearing uniforms, whether they be nightclub bouncers, private security patrols or part of the Ordnungsamt, as soon as they are given a uniform and some authority it goes to their head. If they want to serve, they should join the army or the police... but they'd probably fail the second time round too.

It's about time these "bouncers" are regulated, I'm shocked that someone hasn't thought of it already, almost everything else is regulated in Germany.
10:58 April 28, 2011 by tallady
brigand very true, these types of people gravitate towards being in a position to inflict injury.

Manslaughter ? more like aggravated homicide.

Most likely outcome is as stated above ......a stern lecture by the judge a little humorous but sadly the truth.
15:01 April 28, 2011 by Al uk
Reported in the UK that one of the bouncers is Greek and that the young guy who has lived in Germany since 2009 was simply walking past and they grabbed him according to numerous witnesses.
18:38 May 5, 2011 by Kezza1978
I assure you guys we wont let that happen!!! There is no way were gonna sit back let 3 thugs kill one of ours and not see justice served!!!

Papers are covering the story and im working on the news covering it too.

I urge you also to think what you write on here as i got this link of lee's mums facebook page!! and im sure this would upset her even more. Im not saying not to post what you think just be tackfull when you do.

Lee's been a friend of mine for about 12 years He was kind hearted, polite, caring, fun loving a real credit to Marie and a brilliant big bro to Carly and Danny.

He will be greatly missed and them animals should not be allowed to get away with taking him from us and inflicting so much pain on his family and friends.
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