Man found guilty of manslaughter in fatal one punch attack in Newcastle

08 Feb 2018 13:15 PM

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A man has been found guilty of manslaughter in a one punch attack in Newcastle.

On Sunday August 6, 2017 the body of Graham Thurston, who was 54, was found behind Powerhouse nightclub in Westmoreland Road.

Graham Thurston

Today (Thursday, February 8), Scott Thompson, 33, of Medway Crescent in Gateshead was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Paul Waugh said: “Thompson was intoxicated when he attacked Graham with one punch which sadly caused him fatal injuries. This incident is a stark reminder of the dangers of too much alcohol, and the consequences of violence on a night out. We want people on a night out to enjoy themselves, but would like to remind people that drinking alcohol can have devastating consequences on your life and the lives of others.

“We welcome the decision by the jury today and are grateful to the members of the public who came forward and gave evidence in the trial as they helped secure this conviction. This result highlights the importance of the police and public working together.

“Our thoughts remain with the family of Graham and we continue to offer them our condolence. I hope they find some comfort in that justice has been done.”