Date: 24 Aug 2015
Place: Cull Avenue, Stafford
Carl Tindall was found dead in the street after having been assaulted.
A man was tried for his manslaughter but was acquitted. Two women and another man were charged alongside the man with assisting an offender but were also cleared of the charges. The man cleared of Carl Tindall's manslaughter was later convicted for being part of a 23-person strong network of drug dealers representing five gangs across the Midlands and sentenced to three-years and seven-month imprisonment.
It was thought that Carl Tindall had been assaulted at a house in Plant Crescent, Stafford on 22 August 2015 at about 8.30pm, and had hit his head on the ground, and had then been driven two miles to Cull Avenue where he was dumped on the road side.
He was found soon after and taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, but he died two days later on 24 August 2015 when his life support machine was switched off. Carl Tindall had a fractured skull and a brain haemorrhage.
It was said that Carl Tindall had gone to the house in Plant Crescent to confront a man the he thought had slept with his girlfriend, after hearing a rumour to that effect. However, at the trial it was said by the prosecution that the man that Carl Tindall had gone to Plant Crescent to confront was not in fact the man that had been sleeping with his girlfriend, but that the man that had been sleeping with his girlfriend was the man that was tried for his manslaughter, and that when he had got to Plant Crescent, that man had struck him, causing him to fall.
However, the defence said that it was the man that Carl Tindall had initially suspected of sleeping with his girlfriend that had pushed Carl Tindall, causing him to fall and hit his head, saying that he had done it in self-defence. It was then heard that the two men then put Carl Tindall into a car, whilst he was unconscious, and left him in Cull Avenue, near County Hospital.
Carl Tindall was a property agent, working for Foxtons the estate agents in London at the time.