Man jailed for punch death
A man has been jailed for killing a father who tried to stop a fight outside a lap dancing bar.
Christopher Thompson, 32, died after suffering head injuries near to Totties in The Causeway, Altrincham on 22 December 2016.
Anton Oakes, 22, of Broadheath, was jailed for five years after admitting manslaughter at Manchester Crown Court.
His brother Aiden Oakes, 26, was also jailed for “clobbering” a man, who was helping Mr Thompson. He clobbered him with a chair leg.
Aiden, of Altrincham, pleaded guilty to assaulting the 42-year-old man. He was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
Anton and his brother were seen leaving Totties bar holding bottles claiming someone had started a fight, police said.
Aiden was also carrying a chair leg from a wooden chair. He had smashed the chair when Mr Thompson approached the brothers to calm them down.
Mr Thompson, from Stockport, was punched to the ground and died in hospital.
The 42-year-old man who was clobbered with the chair leg suffered a broken arm, police said.
Mr Thompson’s wife, Emily has shared her comments. “Chris was not only my husband, he was my soul mate, best friend and father of our 19-month-old son, Oliver”.
“Chris’ life was taken in a random act of violence that was totally unprovoked”.
Det Insp Neil Coop said: “Due to the cold, cruel actions of Anton Oakes that night, a little boy’s daddy has been tragically taken away from him, a void that can never be filled”.