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Man sentenced for Exeter manslaughter

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Guy Pottle sentenced for manslaughter

On 30 June 2018 Police were called to High Street, Exeter, following an assault upon a man outside Sports Direct.  

The victim Anthony Moore, aged 41, and 32-year-old Guy Pottle were known to each other and had spent the day socialising together in and around Exeter.  

Around 10.50pm on 30 June, an argument ensued between the men over a bottle of alcohol.  This resulted in Pottle punching Moore to unconsciousness.  Moore was taken to hospital by ambulance where it was confirmed that he had sustained serious head injuries.  These injuries resulted in his death some nine days later.

Pottle was initially arrested for and charged with assault, but following Moore’s death and a detailed investigation, an indictment of manslaughter was laid before the court.  

A number of witnesses gave evidence during a four day trial at Exeter Crown Court which included CCTV that showed the incident. Following this trial, the jury found Pottle guilty of manslaughter. 

Pottle, has today, been sentenced to 32 months in custody for a drugs order breach, six years in custody for manslaughter and four years on license. He will serve these sentences consecutively.

Detective Superintendent Jo Hall, Senior Investigating Officer said, “This was an incident involving a group of people that knew each other.  A brief argument over alcohol led to Mr Pottle assaulting Mr Moore in an unprovoked manner that sadly led to his death. This was a detailed investigation involving Local Policing teams and the Major Crime Investigation Team. 

The police would like to thank the witnesses without who we would not have secured a conviction. 

We welcome today’s sentence, and our thoughts are with the family of Anthony Moore.”


Guy Pottle has been convicted of the manslaughter of Anthony Moore

On Saturday 30 June 2018 Police were called to High Street, Exeter, following an assault on a man outside Sports Direct.

The victim Anthony Moore, aged 41, and 32-year-old Guy Pottle were known to each other and had spent the day socialising together in and around Exeter.  

Around 10.50pm on 30 June, an argument ensued between the men over a bottle of alcohol. This resulted in Pottle punching Moore to unconsciousness.  Moore was taken to hospital by ambulance where it was confirmed that he had sustained serious head injuries. These injuries resulted in his death some nine days later. 

Pottle was initially arrested for and charged with assault, but following Moore’s death and a detailed investigation the charge was changed to manslaughter.  

The trial began on Monday 17 December and Pottle denied manslaughter claiming he acted in self defence. 

A number of witnesses gave evidence during a four day trial at Exeter Crown Court which included CCTV that showed the incident.  Following this trial, the jury has found Pottle guilty and sentencing will take place in the New Year. 

Detective Superintendent Jo Hall, Senior Investigating Officer said, “This was an incident involving a group of people that knew each other.  A brief argument over alcohol led to Mr Pottle assaulting Mr Moore in an unprovoked manner that sadly led to his death. This was a detailed investigation involving Local Policing teams and the Major Crime Investigation Team. 

The police would like to thank the witnesses without who we would not have secured a conviction.  

We welcome today’s outcome and our thoughts are with the family of Anthony Moore.”


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