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Erik Yepez death: Men jailed for killing clubber

Murder victim Erik Yepez
Image caption Erik Yepez was attacked in the street after a row, apparently about a woman, in a nightclub

Two men have been jailed for the manslaughter of a man following a fight in a nightclub in south-east London.

Erik Yepez, 22, of Wembley, north-west London, died in December after being punched, kicked and stamped on in Southwark Street, Southwark.

Galo Bemudez, 23, of Tottenham, north London, was sentenced to five years, eight months at the Old Bailey.

Angel Campoverde, 23, of Clapham, south-west London, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Police said Mr Yepez, who was from Ecuador, had been at a venue near London Bridge when there was a scuffle involving a number of his friends and another group of men.

It was thought the row was over a woman, Scotland Yard added.

Mr Yepez left the club with a friend but was set upon after Campoverde, who lived in the Clapham Park Estate, got out of a car by driven by Bemudez, police said.

The victim received head and brain injuries and was found unconscious and bleeding from his face.

It was a "violent and brutal" assault after a "trivial" argument, said Det Ch Insp Dave Manning of the Metropolitan Police.

Both Bemudez, of Walpole Road in Tottenham, and Campoverde were cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday.

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