UPDATED: Doormen sentenced for affray in Cardiff city centre

|News, Violent crime

Two doormen who were working at a city centre nightclub have been sentenced for affray at Cardiff Crown Court.

Dean Flowers, 33, and David Wing, 54, were working at Coyote Ugly on St Mary Street when an incident occurred with some customers, resulting in the doormen ejecting them from the premises onto Great Western Lane.

During the violent confrontation the doormen struck a number of people, and continued to do so whilst outside, even when one man was on the ground.

They claimed they were acting reasonably, however, the jury found that the men’s actions were unlawful and convicted them of a criminal offence.

Aled James, 27, pleaded guilty to Affray at an earlier hearing.

Huw Rogers of the CPS said: “Licensed premises employ security staff to keep customers safe and they are sometimes required to remove patrons, but these doormen went beyond what was necessary.

”People who are in this area of employment are not exempt from the law.

“The CPS would like to thank those who came forward to provide evidence in this case. These convictions are a direct result of their support.”

Aled James was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and was ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.  

David Wing was sentenced to sixteen months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and was ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.

Dean Flowers was sentenced to sixteen months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and was ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.

Notes to editors

  • Huw Rogers is a Senior District Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Dean FLOWERS (DOB: 4/6/85) and David WING (DOB: 1/3/64) were convicted of Affray
  • Aled JAMES (DOB: 8/6/91) pleaded guilty to Affray on 9 November 2018
  • The date of the offence was 2 December 2017.

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