Bouncer sucker punches dad in horrifying CCTV and leaves him in coma

A dad-of-three had his life "changed forever" by a suckerpunch from a bouncer, as shown in sickening CCTV.

Graham Crawford was on a night out in Popworld in Newcastle back in September 2018 when doorman Gary Moffett refused him entry.

CCTV shows the bouncer, now 48, strike his victim with a single blow to the head that left him knocked out on the ground, Chronicle Live reports.

The attack left the Dudley dad-of-three in hospital for two weeks, spending six days in an induced coma after suffering from life-changing injuries.

Moffett was arrested and charged with causing GBH with intent and on August 24, after maintaining his innocence during a two-day trial, he was found guilty.

A victim impact statement read out in court, written by Mr Crawford’s wife Lindsay, detailed the extent of the injuries and the terror the family faced as he underwent treatment in hospital.

She said: "To think that someone in authority felt it acceptable to throw such a damaging punch knowing it could cause irreparable damage leaves me sick to my stomach and I don’t know how the man who did this can sleep at night.

"I have great feelings of foreboding and trepidation.

"Graham is now in a vulnerable state due to the actions of one man who I don’t think has shown any remorse.

"There was no need for him to have punched Graham in any circumstances.

"That punch has changed our family’s life forever."

Speaking after the trial, Detective Constable Mark Turnbull of Northumbria Police said: "This was a horrific incident which no family should ever have to go through."

He then praised witnesses who "administered first aid at the scene" and were "committed throughout the entire court proceedings".

"Without their help, it might have been difficult to secure a conviction," he said.

The DC added: "This case shows the devastation which can be caused by just one single punch, and we are grateful to Graham and his family for their bravery and for consenting to the release of the CCTV of the incident which serves as a stark reminder of what could happen when people lose their cool for just a split-second."

Moffett, 48, of Lanercost Park, Cramlington, will be sentenced for the crime on October 26.

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