Doorman jailed after almost ‘killing groom’ outside Dover’s Funky Monkey nightspot

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The below was taken from Kent Online Website, original article found here.

A doorman nearly killed a defenseless groom outside a nightclub – then told a pack of lies to have him arrested.

Senior bouncer Martin Feehan, 51, from Dover, knee-dropped and suffocated his victim unconsciousness for six-minutes, even punching his oxygen-starved head.

A judge said Feehan’s “gratuitious degradation” risked Daniel Szafran’s life after footage of the 17-minute attack surfaced.

Door staff at Dover’s Funky Monkey nightspot told arresting officers Szafran became violent, ripping one bouncer’s jacket.

But when police reviewed CCTV footage, Feehan could be seen applying a specialist asphyxiation technique, rendering his victim unconscious for six minutes risking brain damage.

Instead of alerting medics Feehan continued the assault, Canterbury Crown Court heard.

He dragged Mr Szafran into a puddle and threw a glass of water over him, punched his head and knelt on his ribcage.

As footage showed Feehan surrounded by bouncers carrying out his cruel assault, prosecutor Caroline Knight said: “As you can see, the victim is offering little to no resistance.”

Mr Szafran was celebrating his stag night when he was ejected from the Bench Street venue shortly after midnight, the court heard.

Following a bid to negotiate re-entry Mr Szafran was pushed into metal railings before Feehan knee-dropped him to the floor.

The security-worker of 30-years then applied the prone-position, also known as positional asphyxia, before Mr Szafran passed out.

Nightclubs can be a very dangerous place for both security and the customer. In this article we hear how a Doorman abused his position and disregarded all rules governed by the SIA (Security Industry Authority).

Here at Frontline Security we provide Professional, Reliable, and Trustworthy Door Supervisors at venues all across the UK. We understand that reputation is a massive part of a Business’ Success, whether that is our Business in providing the best quality Staffing to compliment your needs, or the reputation of your venue with regards to delivering an experience that is fun and entertaining whilst ensuring that everyone is safe and protected.

We do not recruit “Bouncers” or “Jacket Fillers”, we ensure that we only Employ the highest caliber of Door Supervisors that can show and demonstrate that they have the patience, knowledge and skill set to be able to deal with any situation calmly and with a level head.

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