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Deal bouncers Peter Holland, Jamie Seal and Simon Banks charged with killing Margate man Michael Bowes who collapsed at Rivals nightclub

17 June 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Three door men have today been charged with manslaughter after a man collapsed outside a Deal nightclub.

Michael Bowes, of King Street, Margate, died in hospital after the incident outside Rivals in Queen Street.

Now Peter Holland, 45, of The Beach, Walmer; Jamie Seal, 25, of Beach Grove, Cliffsend, Ramsgate; and Simon Banks 39, of William Pitt Avenue, Deal, have been charged with manslaughter.

Michael Bowes died after collapsing at Rivals nightclub in Deal

Michael Bowes died after collapsing at Rivals nightclub in Deal

The men have been bailed to appear before magistrates on Wednesday, July 30.

Police were called to Rivals at 12.15am on Sunday, August 11 after a report that a man had collapsed.

Mr Bowes, 25, was taken to the QEQM Hospital in Margate where he died shortly afterwards.

Emergency services were called to Rivals in Queen Street, Deal

Emergency services were called to Rivals in Queen Street, Deal

Mr Bowes is understood to have been outside the club when he collapsed after trying to regain entry.
 
Management at Rivals had hired out the venue to the promoters of an event called Breakology.
 
The promoters of the event had hired extra door staff from an independent security firm.
 
Bunches of floral tributes were left outside Rivals where Mr Bowes collapsed.
 
On a touching note attached to a bunch of flowers, he was described by a friend called Elaine as having a "heart of gold". 
 
 

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