‘Moment of madness’ cost Andrew Feather his life say police

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A “moment of madness” cost Andrew Feather his life police have said after the conclusion of the Dale Mclean court case.

Mclean, 25, of Huddersfield was today (Wednesday) sentenced to five years and four months after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Halifax Rugby Union player Andrew Feather,

Mclean threw one fatal punch at Hipperholme resident Mr Feather in Maine Street, a part of the Liquid nightclub in Halifax, on February 9.

Speaking after the sentencing at Bradford Crown Court, DCI Nick Wallen of West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime) said the case highlighted the dangers of mindless violence.

“Andrew Feather died as the result of one punch from Dale Mclean and that moment of madness has left a man dead and another man’s life in ruins,” said DCI Mallen.

“This case highlights the dangers of losing your temper and punching somebody.

“A split second decision made in anger can have tragic consequences, ruining the lives of the people involved, their friends and families.

“If you find yourself in a situation where you are being provoked, our advice is to take a breath, turn and walk away.”