Matthew Powney: Man remanded into custody after death of Wetherspoon worker

By Richard Guttridge | Willenhall | Crime | Published:

A man has appeared in court charged with murder over an attack outside a Wetherspoon pub.

Matt Powney, inset, was attacked outside the Malthouse Wetherspoons where he worked

Police found 31-year-old Matthew Powney when they were called to reports of a fight outside The Malthouse on New Road, Willenhall, where the victim worked, last Monday.

He died in hospital later that day.

Shaun Addison, 27, of Furzebank Way, Willenhall, who is accused of his murder and the wounding of another man, was remanded in custody after a short hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday.

He is due to appear next at the same court on September 25.

A fundraising page was set up by friends to support his partner and daughter in the wake of his death.

More than 180 people have pledged donations now totalling £5,245.

Following his death, Wetherspoon said in a statement: “Matt worked for the company for more than seven years and was highly regarded and liked by both staff and customers at The Malthouse in Willenhall where he worked.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.”

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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