Ashley Murphy-Hayes Wiki – Ashley Murphy-Hayes Biography
Ashley Murphy-Hayes, a ‘loved father’ died in a strange accident when his head became crushed between railings.
Ashley Murphy-Hayes, 26, was discovered with his neck trapped in the railings of a side street in Bolton by a passer-by. He was transported to the Royal Bolton Hospital, but despite frantic efforts to revive him, he died later that morning. Ashley was on a night out in Bolton town centre with girlfriend Katrina Kirkby and schoolmate Paul Barrett when tragedy struck.
On January 7, they went to the ROC Night Club and then to the Bamboogy dance club. Mr. Murphy-Hayes’seemed to be well,’ Mr. Barnett said at the inquest, being his “usual annoying self, but in a good way.” However, the pair fought in a bar and continued to dispute when their friend followed them outside. The three then returned to the club, but Mr. Murphy-Hayes strolled down a side street to get a cigarette. When coroner John Pollard questioned if this worried Mr. Barnett, he replied, ‘He never, to my knowledge, sought to harm himself.’
Ashley Murphy-Hayes was 26 years old.
Died when his head became trapped between railings during a night out with his girlfriend
Mr. Barnett and Ms. Kirkby went back to the club. Later that night, he was advised by a bouncer not to “go down the road” because “Ash had been taken to the hospital.” Passers-by Mbekezeli Mayo and Jude Esan discovered Ashley at 4 a.m. with his neck trapped between railings, motionless and without a pulse. The nightclub manager then summoned the police and an ambulance. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Mr. Murphy-Hayes, but he did not respond and was pronounced dead an hour later, according to the evidence presented at Bolton Coroners Court.
A post-mortem examination found that he died of suffocation caused by neck compression. According to police, no one else was engaged in the death. Mr. Pollard concluded that the death was accidental, saying, ‘I have heard hundreds, probably thousands of times of pathologists throughout the decades.’ You’d be surprised how rapidly you can lose consciousness due to neck compression.’I believe he lost consciousness soon, and he does sag, which puts all of the strain on his neck.’ Mr. Murphy-Hayes’ family stated after the court, ‘He was respected and liked by many, and he will be missed. ‘You knew when Ashley was in the room. He was a loving father to his son.’