Sheffield’s Justice for Matt campaign’s night at the dogs

Justice for Matt night at Owlerton Stadium
Justice for Matt night at Owlerton Stadium
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A NIGHT at the dogs has seldom held such meaning.

Owlerton Stadium hosted a night of racing featuring races to highlight a Sheffield family’s campaign to bring their son’s killers to justice.

Student Matthew Cryer, aged 17, of Killamarsh, who was brought up in Frecheville, died in July 2008 outside the Cocktails and Dreams nightclub in Laganas on the Greek holiday island of Zante.

An inquest heard bouncers pushed, punched and kicked the teenager down stairs.

The event at Owlerton featured three sponsored races and the presentation of a cheque to the Retired Greyhound Fund by the Cryer family.

Matt’s dad David said: “We are very grateful for the people at Owlerton Stadium who worked so hard to give us a such a great night.”

The Greek authorities claimed Matt’s death was an accident but witnesses at a Chesterfield inquest said the doormen attacked him.

The coroner said the failing of Greek police investigating the death ‘beggared belief’.

The Justice for Matt Campaign, backed by the Star, was launched following the inquest and aims to bring about a prosecution.