Man jailed for four years for '˜one punch' fatal attack is featured on popular TV show

A young civil engineer has been imprisoned for manslaughter following a '˜one punch' attack  outside a nightclub which was featured on TV show 24 Hours in Police Custody.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20th May 2016, 4:56 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 5:01 pm
Cortney Batchelor and Club Cookies
Cortney Batchelor and Club Cookies

Cortney Batchelor, 21, was out with friends in the early hours of August 23, 2015, when he clashed with 24-year-old Tomas Juska at Club Cookies nightclub in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Outside the club, Batchelor threw a single punch at Lithuanian Mr Juska, who fell and hit his head on the pavement.

Mr Juska died in hospital the next day and Batchelor, of Paisley Close in Luton, was soon apprehended by police.

Today, Batchelor was sentenced to four years in prison by Judge Richard Foster at Luton Crown Court.

He was previously convicted of manslaughter on April 18 following a trial by jury at the same court.

The tragic circumstances surrounding Batchelor’s case were covered in the episode ‘One Punch’ of Channel 4 documentary series 24 Hours in Police Custody.

The episode showed footage of paramedics attending Juska at Court Drive and followed the story right up to Batchelor’s conviction for manslaughter last month.