Doormen finally face prosecution over teen death

Joanne Froud  with a picture of her son Matthew Cryer
Joanne Froud with a picture of her son Matthew Cryer
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HOLIDAY teenager Matthew Cryer’s grieving mum spoke of her family’s fresh hope for justice today - as the Greek nightclub doormen who killed him face civil prosecution.

Matthew’s family has finally traced the names of the doormen who punched him, hurled him down a flight of stairs on his first holiday abroad with pals in 2008, and left him for dead.

In 2009 an inquest ruled the 17-year-old, who was born and brought up in Frecheville, Sheffield, was unlawfully killed - but in the two-and-a-half years since his death no-one has been brought to book.

Today, in a victory for the Justice For Matthew campaign backed by The Star, it emerged a civil case is being pursued against the bouncers and against the owner of the nightspot where they worked.

Matthew’s mum Joanne Froud, 43, said she hoped a civil case would be a basis for criminal charges to be brought at last.