Pub punch led to Sheffield dad’s death

KAMLESH RUPARELIA     Kamlesh Ruparelia.   10  March 2011

KAMLESH RUPARELIA Kamlesh Ruparelia. 10 March 2011

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A ‘HAPPY-GO-LUCKY’ father was celebrating a friend’s birthday at a Sheffield pub when he was dealt the blow which led to his death, an inquest heard.

Kamlesh Ruparelia was taken to hospital after being floored by a single punch at the White Rose pub in Handsworth in October 2010. Three days later, his devastated family made the agonising decision to switch off the 55-year-old’s life support machine.

Kieron Alexander Berresford, 38, of Darnall, was arrested following the incident and later charged with manslaughter, but the case was dropped last year when the Crown Prosecution Service said they would be unable to disprove that he had acted in self-defence. Speaking to The Star, Mr Ruparelia’s family labelled the decision a ‘miscarriage of justice’.


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