Man jailed for killing Strictly Come Dancing lighting man Paul Gunner

Paul Gunner
Image caption Paul Gunner died on a night out to celebrate his birthday

A man has been jailed for killing an electrical and lighting expert who worked on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Paul Gunner was killed last October when he was out celebrating his 32nd birthday. He was attacked outside a kebab shop in Bourne Road in Bexley.

Ben Worden, 32, of Welling, south-east London, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter at Inner London Crown Court.

Worden, who denied murder, was sentenced to six years in jail.

Metropolitan Police said Worden did not know Mr Gunner but had "simply taken exception to him knocking on the window of the takeaway" to get his brother's attention and punched the victim knocking him to the floor.

Image caption Worden attacked the victim outside a kebab shop after he knocked on the window

Mr Gunner, who died from head injuries, was out celebrating his birthday with his brother and friends.

Det Insp Rick Murphy said: "Paul Gunner was enjoying a birthday celebration when he fell victim to this senseless and brutal attack.

"It is shocking that such an innocuous dispute could be met with this level of violence and have such tragic consequences for Mr Gunner's friends and family."

Mr Gunner worked for Set and Strike, a company used by the BBC for installing and dismantling sets at Television Centre.

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