Unsolved Murders

David Joslin

Age: 23

Sex: male

Date: 27 Dec 2009

Place: Old Church Road, Chingford

Source: www.murdermap.co.uk

David Joslin died after being punched in the street whilst trying to break up a fight on 20 December 2009.

A man was tried for his manslaughter in June 2015 but acquitted.

David Joslin had just left a Christmas work party at about 1.30am on 20 December 2009 and had been walking home alone along Old Church Road when he saw a fight between two groups outside the jewellers Strictly Silver at 2 Old Church Road.

He then tried to break the fight up after seeing a man lying unconscious in the street when he was punched and knocked over. When he fell he hit his head on the pavement and never regained consciousness. He was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone and then taken to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery where he died a week later on 27 December 2009.

The court heard that the fight between the two groups had started after someone had thrown some chips in the air.

At an inquest into his death it was also heard that there had been failings at Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone who had wrongly treated David Joslin as a drunk before he was later transferred to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

David Joslin was a Morrison's supermarket worker.


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