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Man jailed for killing father outside nightclub

A 26-year-old man who killed a university law graduate with a single punch has been jailed for six years and nine months.

Henry's wife said she has been left 'devastated' by the loss of her husband. Credit: North Wales Police

Twenty-seven-year-old Esinkumo Ayabowei, also known as Henry Esin, from Llangefni on Anglesey, was found unconscious outside Peep nightclub during the early hours of Saturday 1st April.

He later died in hospital.

Judge Paul Thomas QC told Kieron Roberts of Penrhyn Avenue, Bangor, that he had been seeking to cultivate a hard-man image and to demonstrate his punching power.

Kieran Roberts was jailed for six years and nine months Credit: North Wales Police

Keiran Roberts, 26, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Mold Crown Court in September.

The judge at Caernarfon Crown Court found that a case for dangerousness had been made out and added five years to the sentence in which time he will remain on parole.

The court heard Ayabowei was a civil servant and local footballer, married with two young children and was a 'hapless victim'.

The judge said Roberts had gone out that night 'bent on trouble'.

The court also heard a powerful blow had broken his jaw and then his skull was fractured when he collapsed to the ground.

Judge Thomas gave his condolences and sympathy to the family and commended them for their dignity.

Credit: Family photo/North Wales Police

Henry's wife paid tribute to him saying 'the world truly is a lesser place without him.'

Whilst Kieran Roberts begins his brief term behind bars my family and I are continuing to live our lives without Henry.

For us there will never be a release from this pain and suffering.

My world as I knew it has crumbled around me.

Our lives have been permanently scarred by this sickening act, an act which is incomprehensible to those in society who understand and appreciate the most decent of values.

I am determined to be strong for our daughters.

It’s heart breaking to think that they will have to experience every Christmas, birthday and school sports day without their dad through no fault of his own. Henry was a very special person, a great character who was full of life with high hopes for the future.

The world truly is a lesser place without him.

– Mel Ayabowei, Henry's wife