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Thug boasted of ‘killer punch’ before fatal blow

This is the thug who claimed he had a “killer punch” before he delivered a fatal blow to an innocent reveller.

Louis Veitch (22) told onlookers: “You might think I'm a short fat muppet but I've got a killer punch,” before striking his victim Andrew Molloy.

Mr Molloy (25), who was from Oldham had earlier tried to stop fighting inside a pub in the town, but was not an aggressor and police say it is not known why Veitch picked on him.

Veitch can be seen on CCTV suddenly moving to one side, touching Mr Molloy on the shoulder and throwing his right hand at his victim's face.

The blow was so strong it knocked Mr Molloy, who had his hands in his pockets, off his feet and he fell backwards, his head hitting the floor.

He was then taken to hospital in Salford where he died six hours later.

Veitch, of Caunce Street, Blackpool, yesterday pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Manchester Crown Court.

He was given an extended sentence of six-and-a-half years in prison followed by three years on licence.

The whole incident, in the early hours of March 15, was caught on cameras near the Mess House pub on Yorkshire Street, Oldham.

There had been a fight in the pub when another man was ejected. Veitch then went outside on to the pavement where he spoke to a number of other people, including Andrew Molloy, none of whom had been involved in the previous disturbance.

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