Date: 16 Sep 2006
Dean Myles was shot at a nightclub.
Four men were charged and tried for his murder. One of the men was acquitted whilst the jury failed to reach a verdict on the other three. A retrial was ordered but the case was later dropped. The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case shortly after a ruling by a Court of Appeal on the issue of hearsay evidence from anonymous witnesses. The Court of Appeal had ruled that emergency laws protecting the anonymity of witnesses would not allow them to have their evidence read out in their absence.
They had all denied the murder.
He was shot at Club UK on Stokes Croft in Bristol in September 2006.
The shooting was said to have been gang related. Dean Myles had been at the club for a Jamaican-themed dance night when a group of men came in and walked up to him and shot him at close range.
The premises that Club UK had been in were later converted into a church by the Nigerian-based Pentecostal Holiness Ministry which opened it as the Redeemed Christian Church of God.