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Man jailed for killing Liverpool club landlord Richie Williams

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Image caption Matthew Connah was sentenced to eight years in prison

A man who killed a Liverpool club landlord in what police described as a "despicable attack" has been jailed.

Richard Williams, 64, was found with serious injuries in Waterpark Drive, West Derby, in August. He died later in hospital.

Matthew Connah, 38, from Stockbridge Village, was originally charged with his murder but admitted a lesser charge of manslaughter at a previous hearing.

He was jailed for eight years at Liverpool Crown Court.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Williams, who was known as Richie, died as a result of a stroke caused by bleeding on the brain.

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Image caption Richard Williams died as a result of a stroke caused by bleeding on the brain

Det Insp Graeme Robson said after the sentencing of Connah, of Barons Hey: "This was a despicable attack on a man that resulted in his death.

"There is no place in our communities for people who commit such violent and horrendous crimes."

"The sentencing of Connah should bring home the enormity of what he has done and the pain and heartache he has caused Richard's family and friends and our thoughts are with them today."

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