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Bouncers Alex Jetha, Eduard Osipovs and Denis Thompson face jail after attack on Shivan Sadeed after scuffle at Grove club in Gravesend

Three bouncers are facing jail sentences over a vicious attack on a customer after he had been to a nightclub.

Alex Jetha, 27, Eduard Osipovs, 38, and Denis Thompson, 36, known as Tiny, have been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on May 30.

Jetha, of Vicarage Road, Strood, and Thompson, of Malyons Road, Lewisham, south east London, were convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent on Shivan Sadeed.

The Grove nightclub in Gravesend
The Grove nightclub in Gravesend

Jetha and Osipovs, of Queen Street, Gravesend, were also convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm to Sarwar Kadir.

All the charges were denied.

The jury was unable to reach verdicts on Duane Tomlin, 36, of Asaph Road, Crofton Park, south east London, who denied both charges.

The prosecution was given further time to decide whether he should be retried.

Maidstone Crown Court heard Mr Sadeed suffered serious stab wounds in the attack. One of his ears had to be reattached and he needed a total of 50 stitches.

Mr Sadeed’s group had been ejected from The Grove club in Gravesend in the early hours of November 11 2012.

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court
The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

Prosecutor Mark Seymour said there was a row over whether one of the women in the group, Lisa Appleford, had paid to go in. It led to all of them being “physically removed”.

An argument and a scuffle followed. Mr Sadeed’s wife was to claim Jetha pushed her to the ground. She telephoned the police from outside the club.

“They were... viciously attacked with batons and other weapons including a knife. They got out or were dragged out of the car” - Mark Seymour

The group left but returned to get some food at a nearby burger van.

Mr Seymour said the four bouncers drove off in three cars. Meanwhile, the victims’ group headed towards Miss Appleford’s home in Ingoldsby Road in a Vauxhall Astra.

When they reached Rose Avenue the three cars arrived and the occupants went over to the Astra before Mr Sadeed and Mr Kadir could get out. The front windows were smashed.

“They were then viciously attacked with batons and other weapons including a knife,” said Mr Seymour. “They got out or were dragged out of the car.”

Witnesses saw Mr Sadeed being knifed in a various places, including his head.

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