Police still investigating death of Stoke-on-Trent bouncer 11 months after tragedy

An investigation is still continuing into the death of a popular city centre bouncer – 11 months after the tragedy.

Staffordshire Police launched a manslaughter investigation following the death of Terry Findler on February 8.

The 51-year-old, who lived in Knutton, had been on the door of The Tontine pub, in Hanley, when he went to the aid of fellow security guards who were dealing with a disturbance near JD Wetherspoon’s Reginald Mitchell pub.

But he was taken ill and later lost his fight for life at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

A 28-year-old Hanley man was last year arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

Terry – who was known as Papa Bear – had previously worked at various pubs across the city, including the Albion and the Burton Stores. He had also been running Cookies Bar and Kitchen, in Percy Street, for the past three years. His funeral service was held at Bradwell Crematorium.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Our investigations are continuing.”

Anyone with any information about the tragedy should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 817 of February 8, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111

Source – Stoke Sentinel