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our thugs who took part in a vicious attack which left a nightclub bouncer brain


damaged were identified through an appeal on BBC‘s Crimewatch, a court has heard. Kyrs Brooks, 31, Richard Holloway, 30, and


Kevin Street, 28, all from Abbots Langley and John Cormican, 28 from Watford, were among a group of men who attacked Christopher Ridgewell in 2006. A first appeal on the long-running BBC show,


featuring CCTV footage of the assault, led to the convictions of Anton Stratford and his three sons Stuart, Steven and Mark in 2009. A fresh appeal was broadcast in August of that


year to find the other men who assaulted Mr Ridgewell and fellow door staff at Charlie Chan's nightclub in Walthamstow, east London, on August 5 2006. Brooks, Holloway, Cormican and Street were identified and later charged with causing Mr Ridgewell grievous bodily harm with intent. They were due to stand trial at Snaresbrook


Crown Court last month, but all admitted a lesser charge of violent disorder. Judge Jacqueline Beech ordered pre-sentence reports


Charlie Chan’s nightclub was located under Walthamstow Stadium in 2006.


before adjourning sentence until March 4. Mr Ridgewell was working the door at the nightspot at the former Walthamstow Stadium greyhound track when he was attacked by several men. He was separated from his colleagues and knocked to the ground, fracturing his skull. Mr Ridgewell was then beaten and kicked before losing consciousness. He suffered irreversible brain damage and was hospitalised for 12 days. Brooks, of Notley Croft, Abbots Langley, Cormican, of Kingswood Road, Watford; Holloway, of Causeway House, High Street, Abbots Langley; and Street, of Oak Green, Abbots Langley all admitted violent disorder. The charge of grievous bodily harm with intent was ordered to lie on file.


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