Nephew banned from wake at Welwyn Garden City club

A GRIEVING nephew was unable to attend his uncle s wake, after being barred from a club in his youth. Liam Doocey wanted to pay his last respects to his uncle Paddy at the Shamrock Club in WGC. The 22-year-old from Longlands Road, WGC, was banned six yea

A GRIEVING nephew was unable to attend his uncle's wake, after being barred from a club in his youth.

Liam Doocey wanted to pay his last respects to his uncle Paddy at the Shamrock Club in WGC.

The 22-year-old from Longlands Road, WGC, was banned six years earlier when police were called after a glass door was smashed.

Mr Doocey, dad to 16-month-old Preston and step-dad to 11-year-old Troy, said: "It was a long time ago and I've got a family of my own now.

"It was upsetting not to go, the rest of my family was there.

Mr Doocey, who works for Serco's recycling team, added: "The fact I wasn't there to support my dad was hard."

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Shamrock bar manager David Conroy said the Ridgeway club's committee stood by its decision.

He said: "The young man was banned from the club.

"That is not the sort of person we want here.

"Under the circumstances we couldn't allow him in. It's not personal.

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