Flintshire doorman found guilty at re-trial

A FLINTSHIRE doorman who punched a man and broke his neck has been found guilty at a re-trial.

Philip Hughes, 39, was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm upon Andrew Boyd Smith, 37, of Blacon, by a jury at Warrington Crown Court.

Hughes, who has worked as a doorman in Chester for the past 22 years, will be sentenced by Judge Roger Dutton on February 14.

At the re-trial, a jury of 11 women and one man heard how Hughes delivered a single punch to Mr Smith outside Jacks Chip Shop on Frodsham Street, Chester.