Inquest launched into death of man outside Loveshack

The incident is currently being treated as manslaughter


An inquest has now opened into the death of Stewart Anderson, 54, who died in July after an incident outside Loveshack.

Anderson, from Hetton-le-Hole in Sunderland, was detained in the club at 1am by bouncers after reports of a disturbance inside involving a number of people. Shortly after being escorted outside along with a friend, Anderson fell ill and collapsed after what was assumed to be a cardiac arrest.

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He was treated by paramedics and then taken to the University Hospital of North Durham, where he later died.

The incident involved eight people who were arrested shortly after police escorted them out of Loveshack early Sunday morning.  Seven of them were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and the eighth on suspicion of a public order offence.

No charges have been brought at this stage but after the incident Deputy Superintendent released a statement saying: “An incident room has been set up and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened to come forward. As part of our enquiries we will also be studying CCTV from the cameras both inside and outside the club itself.”

“We are trying to build up a complete picture of what led to the initial disturbance and then the events which happened outside. I would urge anyone who can assist to contact police via 101.”