A taxi driver died outside a Cardiff pub after being restrained by at least four doormen on the ground, a Coroner’s Court has heard.
Lyn Prosser from Gwaun Miskin near Beddau, was said to be aggressive and intimidating by witnesses at the Cardiff and Vale Coroner’s Court, on a night out in the city centre on January 13 this year.
He died after an incident outside O’Neills pub on St Mary Street while on a night out with friends Stephen Jones and Paul Woods.
Several witnesses also told the inquest that Mr Prosser and Mr Jones were loudly arguing throughout the evening until things came to a head in O’Neills and security staff were asked to get them to leave, which is when a fight broke out.
The court was shown CCTV footage of the incident on St Mary St, which takes place over a matter of minutes and sees Mr Prosser, who was 43, being kicked by one of the security staff.
During the restraining Mr Prosser, a former Llantrisant RFC player, became unconscious and was pronounced dead at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
South Wales Police said that “no further action” would be taken against the eight, who were arrested following the death of Mr Prosser in January.
The inquest continues.