Man jailed for Bishop Auckland pub attack death
A man has been jailed for more than three years for killing another man outside a County Durham pub.
Father-of-three Anthony Hancock, 42, was found with head injuries outside the Beehive, in Bishop Auckland, on 16 April and died a few days later.
Lee Ballan, 34, of Lusby Crescent, Bishop Auckland, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on 8 July.
At Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, he was sentenced to three years and eight months.
Mr Hancock, from Bishop Auckland, was found on a pavement outside the pub and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on 20 April.