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Who was Christopher Walters ?(Sledgehammer-wielding car vandal, 25, was ‘unlawfully killed’ by mechanic) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who is Christopher Walters?

Christopher Walters, 25, was chased by garage manager Jonathan Hassall and mechanic Benjamin Hunt after he used a sledgehammer to smash the windows of an Audi in Longton, Staffordshire, in May 2019.

An investigation heard that Hunt held Mr. Walters by the neck for several minutes, using his body weight to immobilize him even after Mr. Walters lost consciousness.

Walters went into cardiac arrest, was heard at the inquest, and was later pronounced dead at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

In 2021, Hunt, 33, of Longton, was jailed for 38 months after admitting to involuntary manslaughter. Hassall, who worked with Hunt at New Road Garage and was also involved in the incident, took his own life just days before going to trial.

Investigation

An investigation heard that Hunt held Mr. Walters by the neck for several minutes, using his body weight to immobilize him even after Mr. Walters lost consciousness.

Walters went into cardiac arrest, was heard at the inquest, and was later pronounced dead at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

An inquest in North Staffordshire has heard that on May 15, 2019, the two men were at work when Mr Walters ran up and used a sledgehammer to smash the windows of an Audi A3 belonging to Mr Hassall’s son.

Hunt and Mr. Hassall chased after Mr. Walters and followed him down a path near Gladstone Elementary Academy.

Pupils participating in a physical education lesson reported seeing Mr. Walters running down the road, gasping for breath and ‘hugging’ a mallet while others chased after him.

Hunt and Mr. Hassall were able to stop him nearby.

A witness, Ricky Amos, was driving by when he saw Mr. Walters lying on the ground.

In a statement, he said: “The others were on top of him.”

He said that Mr. Hunt had his arms around Mr. Walters’s neck, adding: “He had a strong grip on the man’s neck.” The man was struggling to get out.

Amos said he saw one of the men holding the mallet in the air before hitting Walters’s legs with it.

Killed

Police on the scene in Longton, Staffordshire, on May 15, 2019, the day of Walters’ death.

Addressing the investigation, Nicola Brooks, Walters’ mother’s attorney, said there was no evidence she had shown aggression toward the men.

She added: ‘She just she was running away. It turned out that he was running for his life and was cornered in an area of ​​Wood Street, where he was attacked for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Concluding that the death was due to an unlawful homicide, Murphy said, on the balance of probabilities, Walters had caused damage to the vehicle. But he added: “He did not deserve to lose his life.”

An earlier investigation into Hassall’s death heard that he took his own life after Googling the maximum jail sentence for assault just days before he was scheduled to appear in court.

The 51-year-old man was found hanged at his workplace on March 2 last year. The investigation returned a verdict of suicide.

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