Dinnington dad killed with single punch

Boxer Danny Gerrard, from Maltby. BY FREELANCER COLIN MESSOM - @colinmessom
Boxer Danny Gerrard, from Maltby. BY FREELANCER COLIN MESSOM - @colinmessom

A professional boxer killed a Dinnington dad-of-three with a single punch to the head during a drunken brawl in a Maltby pub.

Daniel Gerrard, 30, landed the devastating blow to the neck of Robert Hurdley – killing him almost instantly.

Dinnington Rugby Club member Mr Hurdley, 45, was in the Don John in Maltby, enjoying a drink with four friends after his son’s rugby match last October when Gerrard struck.

The fighter also knocked all four of Mr Hurdley’s friends to the floor with a flurry of punches.

Gerrard admitted manslaughter and is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court this morning (Wednesday).