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Doorman jailed for killing guest punched at Oldbury charity event

Inderjit Singh Dhariwal Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Inderjit Singh Dhariwal suffered head injuries at the charity event, police said

A bouncer who punched and killed a man at a charity event has been jailed for six years and eight months.

Inderjit Singh Dhariwal, 49, died in hospital the day after being injured at Samsons Banqueting Suite in Oldbury.

Nicolas Salhan, 37, from Stourbridge, admitted manslaughter following the attack early hours of 22 November

A second doorman, Jonathan Davies, 43, from Rowley Regis, admitted affray and was jailed for two years and four months.

Salhan, of Haybridge Avenue, and Davies, of Old Bridge Walk, were sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday.

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Image caption The incident happened at Samsons Banqueting Suite in Rood End Road, Oldbury

Det Ch Insp Martin Slevin, from West Midlands Police, led the investigation into the incident, which he said occurred when "innocent party" Mr Dhariwal tried to act as peacemaker when Davies was arguing with a group of men.

"These two men were hired to keep the peace and ensure people had a safe, enjoyable night but instead they abused their position by viciously attacking several guests," he said.

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